plural noun

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

Word History


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 10 Dec. 2023.

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