plural noun
Sphaero·​car·​pa·​ce·​ae | \ -ōˌkärˈpāsēˌē\

Definition of Sphaerocarpaceae

: a family of liverworts with bilaterally symmetrical gametophytes that is placed in the order Sphaerocarpales or sometimes included in Jungermanniales among the Anacrogynae — see sphaerocarpus

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History and Etymology for Sphaerocarpaceae

New Latin, from Sphaerocarpus, type genus + -aceae

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