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zebrafish

[ zee-bruh-fish; British also zeb-ruh- ]
/ ˈzi brəˌfɪʃ; British also ˈzɛb rə- /
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noun, plural ze·bra·fish·es, (especially collectively) ze·bra·fish.

a small, slender freshwater fish, Brachydanio rerio, having luminous bluish-black and silvery-gold horizontal stripes: popular in home aquariums.

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Also called zebra danio .

Origin of zebrafish

First recorded in 1765–75; zebra + fish
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