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

Definition of Scytopetalaceae

: 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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History and Etymology for Scytopetalaceae

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

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“Scytopetalaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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