Elachistaceae

plural noun

El·​a·​chis·​ta·​ce·​ae
ˌeləkə̇ˈstāsēˌē
: a family of brown algae (order Ectocarpales) found on other marine algae especially of the family Fucaceae
elachistaceous
¦⸗⸗⸗¦stāshəs
adjective

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Word History

Etymology

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

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“Elachistaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elachistaceae. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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