plural noun

: a family of aquatic fleshy herbs (order Podostemonales) with leaves and stems confluent that are natives of tropical regions, are often confined to submerged ledges or rocks of waterfalls, and have small perfect apetalous flowers

Word History


New Latin, from Podostemon, type genus + -aceae

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“Podostemonaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Podostemonaceae. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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