zygophyllaceous

zygophyllaceous
/zuy'goh feuh lay"sheuhs, zig'oh-/, adj.
belonging to the Zygophyllaceae, the caltrop family of plants. Cf. caltrop family.
[1885-90; < NL Zygophyllace(ae) family name (Zygophyll(um) the type genus (see ZYGO-, -PHYLL) + aceae -ACEAE) + -OUS]

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Universalium. 2010.

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