Navigation


frankenfish

noun; blending
Genetically engineered fish that glow. The fish are slightly eerie in a sense, both because they are the first genetically engineered household pets and because they are animals that glow. By using part of the word Frankenstein, people understand that the fish were made by a scientist and are perhaps a little scary.
 
Scientists have genetically altered a species of aquarium fish so that they will glow under a black light.
Etymology : Frankenstein + fish
Source : Houston Chronicle
Last modified: 10 June 2008


Navigation

# $ & ( + - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 @
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ a ab c e f g u v




Options