zebra fish


Definition of zebra fish

: any of various barred fishes especially : a very small blue-and-silver-striped Indian danio (Danio rerio synonym Brachydanio rerio) often kept in the tropical aquarium

Examples of zebra fish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What’s more, zebra fish larvae are transparent, so the researchers could peer directly into their brains. Quanta Magazine, 3 Mar. 2022 But in two studies, Mueller estimated that salamanders clear out their inserted transposons several times more slowly than zebra fish or humans. Douglas Fox, Scientific American, 1 Feb. 2022 Medway Public Library director Margaret Perkins said there were two zebra danios — also known as zebra fish — in the tank at the library. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Nov. 2021 Corey also spoke about a number of promising areas of research, such as a process of injecting zebra fish with cancer cells that can be traced through the fish over time, giving doctors a better idea of how cancer cells move inside a human body. Brian Lisik, cleveland, 12 Oct. 2021 Giorgio Vallortigara, a neuroscientist at the University of Trento, and his colleagues have seen indications that zebra fish have an area in their brains that corresponds to numerosity. Jordana Cepelewicz, Wired, 15 Aug. 2021 This year’s winning image of a juvenile zebra fish was captured as part of research by a team at the National Institutes of Health. Andrea Gawrylewski, Scientific American, 15 Oct. 2020 Making motorneurons takes less than a day in zebra fish, about four days in mice, and two weeks in humans—the timing differs rather dramatically. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 19 Sep. 2020 In a study published in Nature Communications in 2013, Jeroen Bakkers, a biologist at the Hubrecht Institute in the Netherlands, described how the zebra fish heart may curve to the right in the absence of Nodal. Tim Vernimmen, Quanta Magazine, 31 Jan. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of zebra fish

1771, in the meaning defined above

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“Zebra fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zebra%20fish. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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