Cynoglossidae

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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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


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