Rhodomelaceae

plural noun

Rho·​dom·​e·​la·​ce·​ae
rōˌdäməˈlāsēˌē
: a large family of filamentous red algae (order Rhodymeniales) characterized by a much-branched thallus in which the main axis and branches consist of a polysiphonic arrangement of filaments
rhodomelaceous
⸗¦⸗⸗¦lāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Rhodomela, type genus (from rhod- + Greek melas black) + -aceae

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“Rhodomelaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhodomelaceae. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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