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A small Japanese fish (Oryzias latipes) that is commonly found in rice paddies and is often used in biological research or in stocking aquariums.

[Japanese : me, eye + -daka, combining form of taka-, stem of takai, high (in reference to its large, protuberant eyes).]
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(mɪˈdæk ə)

n., pl. -kas.
a small Japanese fish, Oryzias latipes, often kept in aquariums.
[1930–35; < Japanese]
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Alterations in social behavior of Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) in response to sublethal chlorpyrifos exposure.
Interaction of methylmercury and selenium on the bioaccumulation and histopathology in medaka (Oryzias latipes).
On the other hand, assays with Japanese fish (Oryzias latipes) exposed to 10 ng x [mL.sup.-1] of bifenthrin demonstrate that 1S-cis-bifenthrin have an endocrine disruption effect 123 fold greater, if compared with the R-enantiomer [41].
Exposure to diethylstilbestrol during embryonic and larval stages of medaka fish (Oryzias latipes) leads to sex reversal in genetic males and reduced gonad weight in genetic females.
Chon, "Computational characterization of behavioral response of medaka (Oryzias latipes) treated with diazinon," Aquatic Toxicology, vol.
Fluck, "Microtubule-based movements during ooplasmic segregation in the medaka fish egg (Oryzias latipes)," The Biological Bulletin, vol.
Isolation, characterization, and expression of cDNAs encoding the medaka (Oryzias latipes) ovarian follicle cytochrome P-450aromatase.
(39) Furthermore, in a vertebrate (Japanese medaka Oryzias latipes), selective digestion of sperm-originated mitochondrial DNA also occurred in the fertilized egg 60 min after fertilization (Fig.
Effects of triclosan on the early life stages and reproduction of medaka Oryzias latipes and induction of hepatic vitellogenin.
tyrannus) and the eleven publically available fish genomes (Poecilia formosa, Amazon molly; Astyanax mexicanus, Mexican tetra; Gadus morhua, Atlantic cod; Takifugu rubripes, Japanese pufferfish; Oryzias latipes, medaka; Xiphophorus maculatus, southern platyfish; Lepisosteus oculatus, spotted gar; Gasterosteus aculeatus, stickleback; Tetraodon nigroviridis, green spotted pufferfish; Oreochromis niloticus, Nile tilapia; and Danio rerio, zebrafish) on Ensembl.