plural noun
Des·​mid·​i·​a·​ce·​ae | \(ˌ)dezˌmidēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Desmidiaceae 

: a family of unicellular or colonial algae (order Zygnematales) comprising the placoderm desmids — compare mesotaeniaceae

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Other Words from Desmidiaceae

desmidiaceous \(¦)⸗¦⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Desmidiaceae

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

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