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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“Pleuronectidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pleuronectidae. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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