Psilotaceae

plural noun

Psi·​lo·​ta·​ce·​ae
ˌsīlōˈtāsēˌē
: a family of plants that are usually placed in order Psilotales and are characterized by nearly naked stems, minute scalelike leaves, and 2- or 3-celled sporangia compare psilotum , tmesipteris
psilotaceous
¦⸗⸗¦tāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Psilotum, type genus + -aceae

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“Psilotaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Psilotaceae. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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