Scytonemataceae

plural noun

Scy·​to·​nema·​ta·​ce·​ae
ˌsītōˌnēməˈtāsēˌē,
-nem-
: 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
scytonemataceous
¦⸗⸗ˌ⸗⸗¦tāshəs
adjective
scytonematoid
¦⸗⸗¦⸗⸗ˌtȯid
adjective
scytonematous
¦⸗⸗¦⸗mətəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Scytonemataceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scytonemataceae. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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