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

Definition of Saxifragaceae

: 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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Other Words from Saxifragaceae

saxifragaceous \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦gāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Saxifragaceae

New Latin, from Saxifraga, type genus + -aceae

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“Saxifragaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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