plural noun
Cen·​tro·​lep·​i·​da·​ce·​ae | \ -ˌlepəˈdāsēˌē \

Definition of Centrolepidaceae

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

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Other Words from Centrolepidaceae

centrolepidaceous \ -​¦dashəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Centrolepidaceae

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

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“Centrolepidaceae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Centrolepidaceae. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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