zygophyllaceous

[ zahy-goh-fuh-ley-shuh s, zig-oh- ]
/ ˌzaɪ goʊ fəˈleɪ ʃəs, ˌzɪg oʊ- /

adjective

belonging to the Zygophyllaceae, the caltrop family of plants.

Nearby words

  1. zygomycosis,
  2. zygomycota,
  3. zygon,
  4. zygonema,
  5. zygophore,
  6. zygophyte,
  7. zygopteran,
  8. zygose,
  9. zygosis,
  10. zygosity


Origin of zygophyllaceous

1885–90; < New Latin Zygophyllace(ae) family name (Zygophyll(um) the type genus (see zygo-, -phyll) + aceae -aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for zygophyllaceous

zygophyllaceous

/ (ˌzaɪɡəʊfɪˈleɪʃəs, ˌzɪɡ-) /

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Zygophyllaceae, an Old World family of flowering plants having pinnate leaves and capsules as fruits: includes the lignum vitae
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