Rhodomelaceae

plural noun Rho·dom·e·la·ce·ae \rōˌdäməˈlāsēˌē\

Definition of Rhodomelaceae

  1. :  a large family of filamentous red algae (order Rhodymeniales) characterized by a much-branched thallus in which the main axis and branches consist of a polysiphonic arrangement of filaments

rhodomelaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of rhodomelaceae

New Latin, from Rhodomela, type genus (from rhod- + Greek melas black) + -aceae


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