plural noun
So·​le·​idae | \ səˈlēəˌdē \

Definition of Soleidae

: a family of flatfishes (order Heterosomata) comprising the typical soles and distinguished from the typical flounders (family Pleuronectidae) by the extension of the dorsal fin high on the head and by the covered margin of the preopercle

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History and Etymology for Soleidae

New Latin, from Solea, type genus + -idae

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“Soleidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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