plural noun
Punc·​tar·​i·​a·​les | \ ˌpəŋ(k)ˌta(a)rēˈa(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Punctariales

: an order comprising brown algae that resemble members of and are sometimes included in the order Dictyosiphonales but are distinguished by the lack of any marked internal tissue differentiation

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History and Etymology for Punctariales

New Latin, from Punctaria, type genus (from Latin punctum point + -aria -ary) + -ales

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“Punctariales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Punctariales. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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