Selaginellaceae

plural noun

Se·​lag·​i·​nel·​la·​ce·​ae
: a family of terrestrial chiefly tropical plants (order Lycopodiales) that resemble mosses, have branching stems and scalelike leaves which are many-ranked and uniform or 4-ranked and of 2 kinds spreading in 2 planes, and produce 1-celled sporangia which contain both megaspores and microspores see selaginella
selaginellaceous
⸗¦⸗⸗⸗¦lāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Selaginella, type genus + -aceae

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“Selaginellaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Selaginellaceae. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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