plural noun Cor·al·li·na·ce·ae

Definition of Corallinaceae

  1. :  a family of red algae (order Cryptonemiales) of which the thallus becomes hard and brittle from the deposition of calcium carbonate which sometimes forms beautifully colored deposits like coral and contributes to reef formation



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Origin and Etymology of corallinaceae

New Latin, from Corallina, type genus + -aceae

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