plural noun
Zyg·​ne·​ma·​ta·​ce·​ae | \ zigˌnēməˈtāsēˌē \

Definition of Zygnemataceae

: a family of common freshwater algae (order Zygnematales) often forming bright green slimy masses in stagnant or running water and consisting of unbranched cylindrical filaments with green chromatophores arranged in spiral bands, stars, or rarely straight bands — see spirogyra, zygnema

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Other Words from Zygnemataceae

zygnemataceous \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦tāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Zygnemataceae

New Latin, from Zygnemat-, Zygnema, type genus + -aceae

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“Zygnemataceae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zygnemataceae. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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