plural noun
Di·​os·​co·​re·​a·​ce·​ae | \ ˌdīəˌskōrēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Dioscoreaceae

: a family of twining herbs and shrubs (order Liliales) comprising the yams and related plants — see tamus

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History and Etymology for Dioscoreaceae

New Latin, from Dioscorea, type genus + -aceae

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“Dioscoreaceae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dioscoreaceae. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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