plural noun
Fa·​bro·​ni·​a·​ce·​ae | \ fəˌbrōnēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Fabroniaceae

: a family of chiefly tropical mosses (order Hypnobryales) that grow on tree trunks and have erect branches and exserted capsules with the operculum beaked

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History and Etymology for Fabroniaceae

New Latin, from Fabronia, type genus (after G.V.M.Fabroni †1822 Italian naturalist) + -aceae

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“Fabroniaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fabroniaceae. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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