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surgeonfish (plural surgeonfishes or surgeonfish)
- Any of many species of reef-dwelling fishes, most of them brightly coloured, of the family Acanthuridae. They are named "surgeonfish" because they bear erectile, scalpel-like, dangerously sharp spines on either side of the caudal peduncle.
any of many brightly coloured fishes, of the family Acanthuridae