flounder

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flounder

members of the families Bothidae and Pleuronectidae; flatfish with eyes on the same side of the head.

flounder ulcer disease
progressive and sometimes fatal ulceration in greenback flounder and probably other species of flatfish. Caused by Aeromonas salmonicida. See also atypical aeromonassalmonicida.
References in classic literature ?
THE stickleback floundered about the boat, pricking and snapping until he was quite out of breath.
Anne gasped over this unexpected question, and floundered helplessly in her thoughts.
He floundered about in darkness until he found the stairs.