plural noun
Gne·​ta·​ce·​ae | \ nə̇ˈtāsēˌē \

Definition of Gnetaceae

: a family of gymnospermous tropical plants (order Gnetales) having compound male and female strobili — see gnetum

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Other Words from Gnetaceae

gnetaceous \ -​āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Gnetaceae

New Latin, from Gnetum, type genus + -aceae

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“Gnetaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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