Pleuronectidae

plural noun Pleu·ro·nec·ti·dae

Definition of Pleuronectidae

: a family of flatfishes (order Heterosomata) that have the eyes on the right side, the dorsal fin extending well forward on the head, and the mouth terminal — see flounder

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Origin and Etymology of pleuronectidae

New Latin, from Pleuronectes, type genus (from pleur- + -nectes) + -idae


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