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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Acanthuridaesurgeonfish and certain tangs.

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From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἄκανθος (akanthos, "thorn") + New Latin urus ("tail"), from οὐρά (oura, "tail").

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