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zygophyllaceous

[zahy-goh-fuh-ley-shuh s, zig-oh-] /ˌzaɪ goʊ fəˈleɪ ʃəs, ˌzɪg oʊ-/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Zygophyllaceae, the caltrop family of plants.
Compare caltrop family.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Neo-Latin Zygophyllace(ae) family name (Zygophyll(um) the type genus (see zygo-, -phyll) + aceae -aceae) + -ous
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zygophyllaceous

/ˌzaɪɡəʊfɪˈleɪʃəs; ˌzɪɡ-/
adjective
1.
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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