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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History and Etymology for Pleuronectidae

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

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