Definition of Scrophulariaceae
: a widely distributed family of herbs, shrubs, or rarely trees (order Polemoniales) having exstipulate leaves, a more or less irregular bilabiate corolla with four didynamous stamens, and a 2-celled ovary — see figwort
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Origin and Etymology of scrophulariaceae
New Latin, from Scrophularia, type genus + -aceae
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