plural noun Scroph·u·lar·i·a·ce·ae

Definition of Scrophulariaceae

  1. :  a widely distributed family of herbs, shrubs, or rarely trees (order Polemoniales) having exstipulate leaves, a more or less irregular bilabiate corolla with four didynamous stamens, and a 2-celled ovary — see figwort



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Origin and Etymology of scrophulariaceae

New Latin, from Scrophularia, type genus + -aceae

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to cast off or become cast off

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