plural noun
Puc·​cin·​i·​a·​ce·​ae | \ ˌpəkˌsinēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Pucciniaceae

: a large important family of rust fungi (order Uredinales) having stalked teliospores either separate or united in sori, being mostly heteroecious, and exhibiting in the complete forms four spore stages usually upon two or more distinct hosts followed by an independent promycelial stage upon the germination of the teliospores — see puccinia — compare short-cycled

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Other Words from Pucciniaceae

pucciniaceous \ (ˌ)⸗¦⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Pucciniaceae

New Latin Puccinia, type genus + -aceae

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“Pucciniaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pucciniaceae. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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