Definition of doctor fish in English:

doctor fish

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noun

  • A small fish of a kind used in fish pedicures to remove dead or calloused skin.

    Garra rufa or Cyprinion macrostomus

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    • Ho was skeptical at first about the fish, which are called garra rufa but typically known as doctor fish.
    • So, would you allow hundreds of tiny doctor fish to nibble on your feet?
    • He traveled all the way to China to learn the art of using these tiny garra rufa or doctor fish, to eat the dead skin off your feet.

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