plural noun
Scy·​to·​nema·​ta·​ce·​ae | \ ˌsītōˌnēməˈtāsēˌē, -nem- \

Definition of Scytonemataceae

: a family of filamentous blue-green algae (order Hormogonales) that differ from the Rivulariaceae in having no differentiation in the tips of the filaments and in exhibiting false branching of the filaments

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Other Words from Scytonemataceae

scytonemataceous \ ¦⸗⸗ˌ⸗⸗¦tāshəs \ adjective
scytonematoid \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗⸗ˌtȯid \ adjective
scytonematous \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗mətəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Scytonemataceae

New Latin, from Scytonemat-, Scytonema, type genus (from scyt- + -nemat-, -nema) + -aceae

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“Scytonemataceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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