plural noun Car·y·oph·a·na·les \ˌkarēˌäfəˈnā(ˌ)lēz\

Definition of Caryophanales

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of caryophanales

New Latin, from Caryophanon + -ales

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