Definition of Clathraceae
: a family of fleshy fungi (order Phallales) typified by the genus Clathrus and distinguished from the true stinkhorns (family Phallaceae) by having the spore-bearing region enclosed or between the arms of the latticed receptacle
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Origin and Etymology of clathraceae
New Latin, from Clathrus, type genus (from Latin Clathri lattice) + -aceae
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