plural noun Sphaero·bo·la·ce·ae \ˌsfirōbəˈlāsēˌē, -fer-\

Definition of Sphaerobolaceae

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

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Origin and Etymology of sphaerobolaceae

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

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