plural noun Bix·a·ce·ae \bikˈsāsēˌē\

Definition of Bixaceae

  1. :  a family of tropical shrubs or trees (order Parietales) having alternate leaves, perfect flowers, a superior ovary, and valvate capsules


\-ˈsāshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of bixaceae

borrowed from New Latin, from Bixa Bixa + -aceae -aceae

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