Elachistaceae

plural noun El·a·chis·ta·ce·ae \ ˌeləkə̇ˈstāsēˌē \

Definition of Elachistaceae

: a family of brown algae (order Ectocarpales) found on other marine algae especially of the family Fucaceae

elachistaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of elachistaceae

New Latin, from Elachista, type genus (from Greek elachistē, feminine superlative of elachys small) + -aceae (in weight)


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