plural noun

in some classifications
: an order or other group of brown algae characterized by the production of asexual swarm spores and usually comprising all the Phaeophyceae except the Dictyotales and Fucales compare cyclosporea

Word History


New Latin, from phaeo- + spora spore + -eae

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“Phaeosporeae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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