Centrolepidaceae

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

Definition of Centrolepidaceae

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

centrolepidaceous

\-¦dashəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of centrolepidaceae

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


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