Clathraceae

plural noun

Clath·​ra·​ce·​ae
klaˈthrāsēˌē
: a family of fleshy fungi (order Phallales) typified by the genus Clathrus and distinguished from the true stinkhorns (family Phallaceae) by having the spore-bearing region enclosed or between the arms of the latticed receptacle
clathraceous
(ˈ)⸗¦⸗shəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Clathrus, type genus (from Latin Clathri lattice) + -aceae

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“Clathraceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Clathraceae. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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