Desmidiales

plural noun
Des·mid·i·a·les | \ -ˈā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Desmidiales 

in some classifications

: an order comprising the desmids and including the Desmidiaceae and sometimes also the Mesotaeniaceae

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History and Etymology for Desmidiales

New Latin, from Desmidium + -ales

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