plural noun Hy·po·cre·a·ce·ae

Definition of Hypocreaceae

  1. :  a family of fungi that have brightly colored fleshy or membranous ascocarps, include parasites of economic plants, and are usually included in Hypocreales but sometimes placed in Sphaeriales and then held to include the Nectriaceae

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Origin and Etymology of hypocreaceae

New Latin, from Hypocrea, type genus (from hypo- + Greek kreas flesh) + -aceae — more at raw

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to cast off or become cast off

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