plural noun
Nos·​to·​ca·​ce·​ae | \ ˌnästəˈkāsēˌē\

Definition of Nostocaceae

: a family of minute freshwater blue-green algae (order Hormogonales) consisting of moniliform filaments and reproducing by hormogonia — see anabaena

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Other Words from Nostocaceae

nostocaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦kāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Nostocaceae

New Latin, from Nostoc, type genus + -aceae

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