plural noun

: a small family (order Xyridales) of plants resembling sedges or mosses, occurring in the southern hemisphere (as in Australia) and comprising the bristleworts

Word History


New Latin, from Centrolepid-, Centrolepis, type genus (from Greek kentron sharp point + New Latin -lepis) + -aceae

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“Centrolepidaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Centrolepidaceae. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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