plural noun
Splach·​na·​ce·​ae | \ splakˈnāsēˌē \

Definition of Splachnaceae

: a family of mosses (order Funariales) characterized by the swollen neck of the capsule and their growth upon dung or decaying animal tissues

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Other Words from Splachnaceae

splachnaceous \ (ˈ)⸗¦nāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Splachnaceae

New Latin, from Splachnum, type genus + -aceae

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“Splachnaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Splachnaceae. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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