plural noun Sphaero·coc·ca·ce·ae

Definition of Sphaerococcaceae

  1. :  a family of red algae (order Rhodymeniales) having a much branched thallus with the cystocarps enclosed in semiglobular swellings of the peripheral tissues — see gracilaria



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Origin and Etymology of sphaerococcaceae

New Latin, from Sphaerococcus, type genus (from sphaer- + -coccus) + -aceae

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to cast off or become cast off

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