Desmidiaceae

plural noun Des·mid·i·a·ce·ae \ (ˌ)dezˌmidēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Desmidiaceae

: a family of unicellular or colonial algae (order Zygnematales) comprising the placoderm desmids — compare mesotaeniaceae

desmidiaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of desmidiaceae

New Latin, from Desmidium, type genus (from desm- + -idium) + -aceae


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