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A small, slender freshwater fish with the dorsal fin set back near the tail, native to parts of SE Asia and Japan.
- ‘Such a lack of uniformity has been reported in medaka and zebrafish.’
- ‘Genetic linkage maps have been developed for a number of fish species, including zebra fish, medaka, catfish, rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, and Lake Malawi cichlids.’
- ‘This estimate is similar to the value of tilapia, medaka, and Japanese flounder.’
- ‘The Japanese medaka were purchased from a biological supply company.’
- ‘In the medaka, cortisol treatment increased the ability of acid-exposed fish to maintain plasma sodium levels.’
Early 20th century: from Japanese me(y) eye + -daka high.
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