plural noun

Definition of Corallinaceae

: 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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Other Words from Corallinaceae

corallinaceous \ ¦⸗⸗lə¦nāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Corallinaceae

New Latin, from Corallina, type genus + -aceae

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“Corallinaceae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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