Confervoideae

plural noun

Con·​fer·​voi·​de·​ae
ˌkänfə(r)ˈvȯidēˌē
in some especially former classifications
: a group comprising filamentous or mosslike green algae (as those of the genera Chaetophora, Ulothrix, and Ulva) that are now more commonly placed in Ulotrichales

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Conferva + -oideae

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“Confervoideae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Confervoideae. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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