plural noun Zy·go·phyl·la·ce·ae \ˌzīgōfə̇ˈlāsēˌē, ˌzig-\

Definition of Zygophyllaceae

  1. :  a family of herbs, shrubs, or trees (order Geraniales) distinguished by pinnate or bifoliolate stipulate leaves and axillary pentamerous flowers — see guaiacum 1, tribulus



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Origin and Etymology of zygophyllaceae

New Latin, from Zygophyllum, type genus + -aceae

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