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Pleuronectiformes

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  • proper noun A taxonomic order within the superorder Acanthopterygii — the flatfish.

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Pleuronectes +‎ -iformes

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  • Pleuronectiformes means "side-swimmer forms (taxa)".

    Gk pleurá (both sg. & pl.) = 1. a rib or ribs; 2. side(s) of a body, flank(s), side(s) of anything; 3. one factor of any product; 4. generator (of a cone or cylinder). Pleurón was rarely used as sg. for pleurá. The pl. of pleurón was usu. pleuraí. Pleurón = 1. side of entrenchment (place where the coast was incised [cut into) where ships lay]; 2. military flank; 3. rib; 4. side of body.

    Gk nē´ktēs = swimmer.

    July 30, 2011