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

Definition of Phacidiaceae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of phacidiaceae

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

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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