plural noun Scy·to·pet·a·la·ce·ae \ˌsītōˌpetəlˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Scytopetalaceae

  1. :  a tropical African family of shrubs and trees (order Malvales) having coriaceous leaves, small clustered flowers with numerous stamens, and woody or drupaceous one-seeded fruits

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Origin and Etymology of scytopetalaceae

New Latin, from Scytopetalum, type genus (from scyt- + petalum petal) + -aceae — more at petal

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