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

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Other Words from Elachistaceae

elachistaceous \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦stāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Elachistaceae

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

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