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

Definition of Cynoglossidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of cynoglossidae

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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