plural noun

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

Word History


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

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“Mollisiaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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