plural noun
Cyn·​o·​glos·​si·​dae | \ ˌsinōˈglässəˌdē, ˌsīn-, -nəˈ-, -lȯs- \

Definition of Cynoglossidae

: a family of flatfishes comprising the tonguefishes and having small eyes on the left side of the head and the long dorsal and anal fins fused with the caudal fin

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History and Etymology for Cynoglossidae

New Latin, from Cynoglossus, type genus (from Greek kynoglōssos, a kind of fish, from kyno- cyn- + -glōssos, from glossa tongue) + -idae

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“Cynoglossidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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