plural noun
Hys·​te·​ri·​a·​ce·​ae | \ hə̇ˌstirēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Hysteriaceae

: a family of ascomycetous fungi (order Hysteriales) that is often considered to be derived from the family Sphaeriaceae from which it is distinguished chiefly by the form and method of opening of the ascomata of its members

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History and Etymology for Hysteriaceae

New Latin, from Hysterium, type genus (from Greek hystera womb + New Latin -ium) + -aceae

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