Mesotaeniaceae

plural noun
Meso·​tae·​ni·​a·​ce·​ae

Definition of Mesotaeniaceae

: a family of unicellular or colonial green algae (order Zygnematales) comprising the saccoderm desmids and differing from the Desmidiaceae in having the cell wall in a single piece and without pores — see desmidiales

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History and Etymology for Mesotaeniaceae

New Latin, from Mesotaenium, type genus (from mes- + -taenium —from Latin taenia ribbon, band, fillet) + -aceae

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