Bangiaceae

plural noun Bang·i·a·ce·ae \ˌbaŋ-ē-ˈā-sē-ˌē\

Definition of Bangiaceae

  1. :  a family of chiefly marine red algae (order Bangiales) having a simple unbranched mostly thin or membranaceous thallus with a single stellate axile chromatophore in each cell and no pits in the cell walls

bangiaceous

\¦baŋ-ē-¦ā-shəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of bangiaceae

New Latin, from Bangia, type genus (from Hoffman Bang, 19th century Danish botanist + New Latin -ia) + -aceae


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