plural noun The·o·phras·ta·ce·ae \ˌthēəfraˈstāsēˌē\

Definition of Theophrastaceae

  1. :  a family of mainly tropical trees and shrubs (order Primulales) distinguished from Myrsinaceae mainly by staminodia in the flowers



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Origin and Etymology of theophrastaceae

New Latin, from Theophrasta, type genus (after Theophrastus, who wrote treatises on botany) + -aceae

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