Definition of Flatfishes

1. Noun. (plural of flatfish) ¹



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Definition of Flatfishes

1. flatfish [n] - See also: flatfish

Medical Definition of Flatfishes

1. Common name for the order pleuronectiformes. A very distinctive group in that during development they become asymmetrical, i.e., one eye migrates to lie adjacent to the other. They swim on the eyeless side. Flounder, sole, and turbot, along with several others, are included in this order. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flatfishes

flatbottomed
flatbow
flatbows
flatbread
flatbreads
flatbrod
flatcap
flatcaps
flatcar
flatcars
flatchested
flate
flatfeet
flatfield
flatfish
flatfishes (current term)
flatfoot
flatfooted
flatfootedly
flatfootedness
flatfooting
flatfoots
flathe
flathead
flathead catfish
flatheads
flathon
flating
flatiron
flatirons

Literary usage of Flatfishes

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1900)
"It is also shown how the various subfamilies of the flatfishes are restricted to fairly well-marked zones of distribution. In conclusion, I wish to offer my ..."

2. The Primary Factors of Organic Evolution by Edward Drinker Cope (1904)
"The Effect of Light on the Colors of flatfishes. It is well known that the side of the body which is uppermost in the normal position in the flatfishes ..."

3. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"... HE flatfishes.—Perhaps the most remarkable offshoot from the order of spiny-rayed fishes is the great group of flounders and soles, called by Bonaparte ..."

4. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1914)
"It is thus seen to be a widely distributed abnormality, and will probably be found in still other species, in fact in most, if not all, flatfishes with a ..."

5. Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the Political by John Joseph Lalor (1883)
"It is one of the most delicious of flatfishes, and deserves to be bet ter known. ... California has mauy species of flatfishes in its markets, ..."

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