Peridiniaceae

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

Definition of Peridiniaceae

: 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

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Other Words from Peridiniaceae

peridiniaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Peridiniaceae

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

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“Peridiniaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Peridiniaceae. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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