plural noun
Ec·​to·​car·​pa·​ce·​ae | \ -ˌkärˈpāsēˌē \

Definition of Ectocarpaceae

: 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

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Other Words from Ectocarpaceae

ectocarpaceous \ ¦⸗⸗ˌ⸗¦pāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Ectocarpaceae

New Latin, from Ectocarpus, type genus + -aceae

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“Ectocarpaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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