Peridiniaceae

plural noun Peri·din·i·a·ce·ae \ˌperəˌdinēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Peridiniaceae

  1. :  a family of unicellular algae (order Peridiniales) that was formerly nearly coextensive with the zoological family Peridiniidae but is now often restricted to Peridinium and a few closely related marine forms

peridiniaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of peridiniaceae

borrowed from New Latin, from Peridinium peridinium + -aceae -aceae


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