Martyniaceae

plural noun

Mar·​tyn·​i·​a·​ce·​ae
märˌtinēˈāsēˌē
: a small family of chiefly tropical American herbs (order Polemoniales) having a racemose terminal inflorescence of zygomorphic flowers with gamopetalous corollas
martyniaceous
⸗¦⸗⸗¦āshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Martynia, type genus + -aceae

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“Martyniaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Martyniaceae. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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