Zy·​go·​cactus | \ ¦zīgō, ¦zigō+ \

Definition of Zygocactus

: a small genus of Brazilian cacti having flat fleshy usually branched joints, showy red or pink flowers, and red fleshy fruits and including the widely cultivated crab cactus

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New Latin, from zyg- + Cactus

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“Zygocactus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zygocactus. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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