Rhizophora

noun Rhi·zoph·o·ra \rīˈzäfərə\

Definition of Rhizophora

  1. :  a small genus (the type of the family Rhizophoraceae) of tropical trees and shrubs that have tetramerous flowers and a partly inferior ovary forming a fleshy berry — see mangrove

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Origin and Etymology of rhizophora

New Latin, from rhiz- + -phora


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