Doctor fish

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(Zool.) any fish of the genus Acanthurus; the surgeon fish; - so called from a sharp lancetlike spine on each side of the tail. Also called barber fish. See Surgeon fish.
- G. Eliot.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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SOMETIMES known as doctor fish, nibble fish, or less flatteringly as the reddish log sucker, garra rufa live in water around 40c, a temperature at which few other things flourish.