Dasycladaceae

plural noun

Das·​y·​cla·​da·​ce·​ae
ˌdasə̇kləˈdāsēˌē
: a family of coenocytic green algae that are included in Siphonocladales or now more often isolated in a separate order and that have the filaments arranged in whorls about a central axis which is often encrusted with lime
dasycladacean
¦⸗⸗⸗¦⸗shən
adjective
dasycladaceous
-shəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Dasycladus, type genus (from dasy- + Greek klados sprout, branch) + -aceae

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“Dasycladaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dasycladaceae. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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