plural noun Con·fer·voi·de·ae \ˌkänfə(r)ˈvȯidēˌē\

Definition of Confervoideae

in some especially former classifications

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of confervoideae

New Latin, from Conferva + -oideae

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