Umbelliferae

noun plural
Um·​bel·​lif·​er·​ae | \ ˌəm-bə-ˈlif-ə-ˌrē How to pronounce Umbelliferae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Umbelliferae

: a large family of often fragrant or aromatic plants (order Umbellales) that have small flowers borne in umbels and include numerous economically important plants (as the carrot, anise, caraway, dill, and parsley)

Other Words from Umbelliferae

umbellifer \ əm-​ˈbel-​ə-​fər How to pronounce umbellifer (audio) \ noun

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