plural noun
Chro·​o·​coc·​ca·​ce·​ae | \ ˌkrōəˌkäˈkāsēˌē \

Definition of Chroococcaceae

: a family of usually colonial, ensheathed marine or freshwater blue-green algae that reproduce by colonial fragmentation and simple cell division and are usually isolated in a distinct order — see gloeocapsa

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Other Words from Chroococcaceae

chroococcaceous \ ¦⸗⸗ˌ⸗¦kāshəs \ adjective
chroococcoid \ ¦⸗⸗¦käˌkȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Chroococcaceae

New Latin, from Chroococcus, type genus + -aceae

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“Chroococcaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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