plural noun Gig·ar·ti·na·ce·ae \ˌjigə(r)tə̇ˈnāsēˌē\

Definition of Gigartinaceae

  1. :  a family of red algae (order Gigartinales) having procarps and large often unbranched fronds — see chondrus gigartina

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Origin and Etymology of gigartinaceae

New Latin, from Gigartina, type genus + -aceae

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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