Definition of pleuronectid in English:

pleuronectid

noun

Zoology
  • Any of various flatfishes of the family Pleuronectidae, originally comprising all flatfishes but now restricted to the right-eye flounders, including plaice, dab, halibut, etc.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the family Pleuronectidae.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Pleuronectes + -id, after scientific Latin Pleuronectidae, family name.

Pronunciation

pleuronectid

/ˌplʊərə(ʊ)ˈnɛktɪd//ˌplɔːrə(ʊ)ˈnɛktɪd/