florideae

plural noun

flo·​rid·​e·​ae
fləˈridēˌē
1
: a subclass of Rhodophyceae comprising red algae that have the cells connected by evident cytoplasmic strands, growth restricted to apical cells, and the carpogonium borne terminally on a special branch compare bangioideae
2
in some classifications : a group coextensive with Rhodophyceae
floridean
-dēən
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin floridus flowery + New Latin -eae

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“Florideae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/florideae. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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