plural noun mol·lis·i·a·ce·ae \məˌlisēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of mollisiaceae

  1. :  a family of fungi (order Helotiales having the hymenium of the apothecium surrounded by a pseudoparenchymatous rim of dark mostly thick-walled cells

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Origin and Etymology of mollisiaceae

New Latin, from Mollisia, type genus (irregular from Latin mollis soft + New Latin -ia) + -aceae

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