plural noun
Ste·​mo·​na·​ce·​ae | \ ˌstēməˈnāsēˌē \

Definition of Stemonaceae

: a family of herbs (order Liliales) having regular perfect flowers with a 4-parted perianth in two series, four stamens, and a one-celled ovary

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Other Words from Stemonaceae

stemonaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦nāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Stemonaceae

New Latin, from Stemona, type genus + -aceae

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“Stemonaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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