Cyclanthaceae

plural noun
Cyc·​lan·​tha·​ce·​ae | \ ˌsiˌklanˈthāsēˌē, ˌsī- \

Definition of Cyclanthaceae

: a small family of plants (order Cyclanthales) that resemble palms and have monoecious flowers in dense alternating spirals or whorls around a fleshy spadix

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Other Words from Cyclanthaceae

cyclanthaceous \ ¦⸗ˌ⸗¦thāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Cyclanthaceae

New Latin, from Cyclanthus, type genus + -aceae

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“Cyclanthaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cyclanthaceae. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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