plural noun
Cap·​no·​di·​a·​ce·​ae | \ (ˌ)kapˌnōdēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Capnodiaceae

: a family of ascomycetous fungi that includes most of the sooty molds, is usually placed in the order Dothideales but sometimes in Perisporiales, and is characterized by dark-colored mycelium and a dark massive brittle stroma

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History and Etymology for Capnodiaceae

New Latin, from Capnodium, type genus + -aceae

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“Capnodiaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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