[ zˈamɪˌe͡ɪsiː], [ zˈamɪˌeɪsiː], [ z_ˈa_m_ɪ__ˌeɪ_s_iː]
How to use "Zamiaceae" in context?
Zamiaceae is a family of fungi with a single genus, Zamioculcas. The family contains about 20 genera and around 110 species. The name is derived from the ancient Greek words for "sacrifice" and "culcus", referring to the colourful fruit bodies of some species.
Members of the family are distinguished by their crusts, or films, formed by partial or total disorganization of the hyphae. The films are often brightly coloured, and can vary in thickness from a few micrometers to a few millimeters.
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