plural noun

: a monotypic family of fungi (order Nidulariales) in which the more or less spherical gleba is forcibly ejected at maturity

Word History


New Latin, from Sphaerobolus, type genus (from sphaer- + Greek bolos throw) + New Latin -aceae; akin to Greek ballein to throw

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“Sphaerobolaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sphaerobolaceae. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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