plural noun

: 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

Word History


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 30 May. 2024.

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