plural noun Sax·i·fra·ga·ce·ae \ˌsaksəfrəˈgāsēˌē\

Definition of Saxifragaceae

  1. :  a widely distributed family of herbs (order Rosales) of variable habit usually distinguished by the free ovary with two carpels, by having as many or twice as many stamens as petals, and by the absence of staminodia



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Origin and Etymology of saxifragaceae

New Latin, from Saxifraga, type genus + -aceae

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