Definition of variatus
: a fish (Platypoecilus variatus) related to the common platy and often kept in the tropical aquarium
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Origin and Etymology of variatus
New Latin variatus (specific epithet of Platypoecilus variatus), from Latin, past participle of variare to vary
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