doctorfish

doctorfish
/dok"teuhr fish'/, n., pl. doctorfishes, (esp. collectively) doctorfish.
a surgeonfish, esp. Acanthurus chirurgus, of the West Indies, having a bluish body and black tail.
[1825-35; so named from the knifelike rays on its tail]

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