plural noun

: a small family (coextensive with the genus Psettodes) of tropical flatfishes that are in several respects intermediate between the more specialized flatfishes and the typical bony fishes

Word History


New Latin, from Psettodes, type genus (from Greek psētta flatfish + New Latin -odes) + -idae

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“Psettodidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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