Acanthurus

Ac·​an·​thu·​rus | \ -rəs \

Definition of Acanthurus

: the type genus of the family Acanthuridae

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History and Etymology for Acanthurus

New Latin, from acanth- + -urus

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“Acanthurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acanthurus. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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