plural noun
Pha·​cid·​i·​a·​ce·​ae | \ fəˌsidēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Phacidiaceae

: a family of fungi (order Phacidiales) having a thin hypothecium and ascocarps that are embedded in the host tissue or in a stroma

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History and Etymology for Phacidiaceae

New Latin, from Phacidium, type genus (from Greek phakos lentil + New Latin -idium) + aceae

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“Phacidiaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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