plural noun Hu·mir·i·a·ce·ae

Definition of Humiriaceae

  1. :  a family of tropical American and African trees or shrubs (order Geraniales) by some treated as a subfamily of the Linaceae but having bilocular anthers and numerous stamens



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Origin and Etymology of humiriaceae

New Latin, from Humiria, type genus + -aceae

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