plural noun Both·i·dae \ˈbäthəˌdē\

Definition of Bothidae

  1. :  a widely distributed family of flatfishes (order Heterosomata) having large scales and the eyes on the left side of the body

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Origin and Etymology of bothidae

New Latin, from Bothus, type genus + -idae

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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