plural noun Sphac·e·lar·i·a·les

Definition of Sphacelariales

  1. :  an order of small or medium-sized much branched parenchymatous brown algae (class Isogeneratae) that are found chiefly in the lower part of the intertidal zone and grow from apical cells on the branches

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Origin and Etymology of sphacelariales

New Latin, from Sphacelaria + -ales

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