plural noun
Poly·an·gi·a·ce·ae | \ ˌpälēˌanjēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Polyangiaceae 

: a family of myxobacteria living mostly in soils and on dung and having fruiting bodies in which the rod-shaped cells are enclosed in rounded cysts often brightly colored and covered by a membrane representing the remains of the vegetative slime

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History and Etymology for Polyangiaceae

New Latin, from Polyangium, type genus + -aceae

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