Definition of Crypteroniaceae
: a family (coextensive with the genus Crypteronia) of East Indian trees of uncertain affinities within the order Myrtales that have long finger-shaped clusters of greenish white flowers and capsular fruits
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Origin and Etymology of crypteroniaceae
New Latin, from Crypteronia, type genus (irregular from crypt- + Greek eros love) + -aceae; akin to Greek erōs love
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