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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History and Etymology for Caryophyllaeidae

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

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