Desmidiaceae

plural noun

Des·​mid·​i·​a·​ce·​ae
(ˌ)dezˌmidēˈāsēˌē
: a family of unicellular or colonial algae (order Zygnematales) comprising the placoderm desmids compare mesotaeniaceae
desmidiaceous
(¦)⸗¦⸗⸗¦āshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Desmidium, type genus (from desm- + -idium) + -aceae

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“Desmidiaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Desmidiaceae. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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