plural noun Xy·lar·i·a·ce·ae \(ˌ)zīˌla(a)rēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Xylariaceae

  1. :  a family of ascomycetous fungi (order Sphaeriales) characterized by dark brown to black usually nonseptate ascospores and conidia borne superficially on the stroma

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Origin and Etymology of xylariaceae

New Latin, from Xylaria, type genus + -aceae

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