Ac·​an·​thu·​ri·​dae | \ ˌaˌkanˈth(y)u̇rəˌdē, ˌakən-\

Definition of Acanthuridae

: a family of tropical and subtropical marine fishes comprising the surgeonfishes and having a laterally compressed body, a bony plate or spine on each side of the tail, and teeth resembling incisors

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History and Etymology for Acanthuridae

New Latin, from Acanthurus, type genus + -idae

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