from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See platy2.
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Once he looked just as the left-forward rider reached out, snatched a platyfish from the water, bit off two big bites, and dropped it to be caught by the rider behind him.
A live-bearer, it is closely related to the southern platyfish or "platy" (X. maculatus) and can interbreed with it.
We identified the predicted components of the Egf receptor-ligand signaling system in teleost fishes (medaka, platyfish, stickleback, pufferfishes and zebrafish).
A fish tank containing four orange platyfish sits on my desk.
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