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

Definition of Dioscoreaceae

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

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Origin and Etymology of dioscoreaceae

New Latin, from Dioscorea, type genus + -aceae

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