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

Definition of Xylariaceae

: 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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History and Etymology for Xylariaceae

New Latin, from Xylaria, type genus + -aceae

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“Xylariaceae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xylariaceae. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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