plural noun El·a·chis·ta·ce·ae \ˌeləkə̇ˈstāsēˌē\

Definition of Elachistaceae

  1. :  a family of brown algae (order Ectocarpales) found on other marine algae especially of the family Fucaceae



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Origin and Etymology of elachistaceae

New Latin, from Elachista, type genus (from Greek elachistē, feminine superlative of elachys small) + -aceae — more at light (in weight)

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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