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EtymologyEdit

From the Latin -āceae, the feminine plural of -āceus (resembling).

SuffixEdit

-aceae f pl

  1. (taxonomy) Used to form the name of taxonomic families of plants, algae, bacteria, and fungi

Usage notesEdit

  • In English, family names ending in -aceae are usually treated as plural (e.g., "Cunoniaceae are" or "the Cunoniaceae family is").
  • In English, most family names ending in -aceae follow the pronunciation patterns of /ˈeɪsi, -siˌaɪ, -siˌeɪ, -siˌi/) (e.g., Solanaceae, /ˌsoʊləˈneɪsi/).
  • There are only eight exceptions to the rule of using the -aceae termination for taxonomic families under the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Melbourne Code, 2011). Each also has an accepted alternative (nomen alternativum), given in brackets:

Derived termsEdit


See alsoEdit

  • -idae (the equivalent for animals)



LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-āceae

  1. nominative feminine plural of -āceus
  2. genitive feminine singular of -āceus
  3. dative feminine singular of -āceus
  4. vocative feminine plural of -āceus

DescendantsEdit