Rafflesiaceae

plural noun
Raf·​fle·​si·​a·​ce·​ae | \ rəˌflēz(h)ēˈāsēˌē, raˌ- \

Definition of Rafflesiaceae

: a family of endotrophic parasitic plants (order Aristolochiales) found chiefly in warm regions of the Old World and sometimes in Mexico that lack stems, have imbricated scales in place of leaves, and have apetalous flowers emerging from the host and having five to ten calyx lobes

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Other Words from Rafflesiaceae

rafflesiaceous \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Rafflesiaceae

New Latin, from Rafflesia, type genus + -aceae

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“Rafflesiaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rafflesiaceae. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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