plural noun

: an order of brown algae (class Heterogeneratae) having a branched filamentous sporophyte that is not markedly compacted with a pseudoparenchymatous mass

Word History


New Latin, from Chordaria genus of algae (from chord- + -aria) + -ales

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“Chordariales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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