plural noun
Psi·​lo·​ta·​ce·​ae | \ ˌsīlōˈtāsēˌē \

Definition of Psilotaceae

: 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

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Other Words from Psilotaceae

psilotaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦tāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Psilotaceae

New Latin, from Psilotum, type genus + -aceae

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“Psilotaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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