plural noun

: a family of aquatic or terrestrial green algae (order Ulotrichales) characterized by branching filaments without hairs and both prostrate and upright systems of growth and by isogamous sexual reproduction see red rust sense 3a

Word History


New Latin, from Trentepohlia, type genus + -aceae

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“Trentepohliaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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