plural noun

: 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

Word History


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 21 May. 2024.

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