plural noun
Rhi·​zopho·​ra·​ce·​ae | \ rīˌzäfəˈrāsēˌē, ˌrīzəf- \

Definition of Rhizophoraceae

: a family of trees and shrubs (order Myrtales) that usually form dense jungles along tropical seacoasts and that have opposite coriaceous leaves, flowers with valvate calyx and 2- to 6-celled ovary, and seeds that germinate while the fruit is still attached — compare mangrove

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Other Words from Rhizophoraceae

rhizophoraceous \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦rāshəs , ¦⸗⸗⸗-​ \ adjective

History and Etymology for Rhizophoraceae

New Latin, from Rhizophora, type genus + -aceae

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“Rhizophoraceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhizophoraceae. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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