Bacillarieae

plural noun

Bac·​il·​la·​ri·​e·​ae
-ˈēˌē
in some classifications
: a group of algae comprising the diatoms and usually regarded as a distinct class but sometimes especially formerly treated as a subclass and included in the Zygophyceae

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Bacillaria + -eae

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bacillarieae was circa 1890

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“Bacillarieae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bacillarieae. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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