Caryophyllaeidae

plural noun Car·y·o·phyl·lae·i·dae \ -ˈlēəˌdē \

Definition of Caryophyllaeidae

: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

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Origin and Etymology of caryophyllaeidae

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


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