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

Definition of Caryophanales

: 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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History and Etymology for Caryophanales

New Latin, from Caryophanon + -ales

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“Caryophanales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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