Dasycladaceae

plural noun Das·y·cla·da·ce·ae \ ˌdasə̇kləˈdāsēˌē \

Definition of Dasycladaceae

: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

adjective

dasycladaceous

\-shəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of dasycladaceae

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


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