Ectocarpaceae

plural noun

Ec·​to·​car·​pa·​ce·​ae
-ˌkärˈpāsēˌē
: a cosmopolitan family of chiefly epiphytic marine brown algae (order Ectocarpales) that includes algae with a thallus of erect branching filaments arising from a creeping filament or layer or sometimes being compacted into a pseudoparenchymatous thallus see ectocarpus
ectocarpaceous
¦⸗⸗ˌ⸗¦pāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Ectocarpus, type genus + -aceae

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“Ectocarpaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ectocarpaceae. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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