Caryophyllaeidae

plural noun

Car·​y·​o·​phyl·​lae·​i·​dae
-ˈlēəˌdē
: a family that contains monozootic tapeworms infesting the intestine of fishes and that is placed in the Pseudophyllidea or with related forms in a separate order

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Caryophyllaeus, type genus (alteration of Caryophyllus, from cary- + -phyllus -phyllous) + -idae

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near Caryophyllaeidae

Cite this Entry

“Caryophyllaeidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caryophyllaeidae. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ