Caryophanales

plural noun

Car·​y·​oph·​a·​na·​les
ˌkarēˌäfəˈnā(ˌ)lēz
: a small order of filamentous bacteria that occur in water, decaying organic matter, and the alimentary canal and have in general the characteristics of members of the genus Caryophanon

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Caryophanon + -ales

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“Caryophanales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caryophanales. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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