plural noun Das·y·cla·da·ce·ae \ˌdasə̇kləˈdāsēˌē\

Definition of Dasycladaceae

  1. :  a family of coenocytic green algae that are included in Siphonocladales or now more often isolated in a separate order and that have the filaments arranged in whorls about a central axis which is often encrusted with lime




\-shəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of dasycladaceae

New Latin, from Dasycladus, type genus (from dasy- + Greek klados sprout, branch) + -aceae — more at gladiator

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