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Family

Meanings and phrases

family

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n.
  1. a social unit living together; household; house; home; menage
  2. primary social group; parents and children; family unit
  3. a collection of things sharing a common attribute; class; category
  4. people descended from a common ancestor; family line; folk; kinfolk; kinsfolk; sept; phratry
  5. (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera
  6. a person having kinship with another or others; kin; kinsperson
  7. an association of people who share common beliefs or activities; fellowship
  8. a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities; syndicate; crime syndicate; mob

Goodenia family

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n.
  1. a family of sappy plants that grow in Australasia and southeast China; Goodeniaceae; family Goodeniaceae

Salvadora family

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n.
  1. a family of Old World shrubs and trees of order Gentianales; related to Oleaceae but having four stamens and four petals; Salvadoraceae; family Salvadoraceae

St John 's wort family

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n.
  1. widely distributed family of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines that produce oils and resins and some usable timber; Guttiferae; family Guttiferae; Clusiaceae; family Clusiaceae

acanthus family

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n.
  1. widely distributed herbs and shrubs and trees; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales; Acanthaceae; family Acanthaceae

agave family

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n.
  1. chiefly tropical and xerophytic plants: includes Dracenaceae (Dracaenaceae); comprises plants that in some classifications are divided between the Amaryllidaceae and the Liliaceae; Agavaceae; family Agavaceae; sisal family

aloe family

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n.
  1. one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; Aloeaceae; family Aloeaceae

amaranth family

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n.
  1. cosmopolitan family of herbs and shrubs; Amaranthaceae; family Amaranthaceae

amaryllis family

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n.
  1. snowdrop; narcissus; daffodil; in some classification systems considered a subfamily of the Liliaceae; Amaryllidaceae; family Amaryllidaceae

amphibian family

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n.
  1. any family of amphibians

araucaria family

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n.
  1. tall evergreen cone-bearing trees of South America and Australia with broad leathery leaves; in some classifications included in the Pinaceae; Araucariaceae; family Araucariaceae

arrow-grass family

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n.
  1. a family of monocotyledonous bog herbs of order Naiadales; Scheuchzeriaceae; family Scheuchzeriaceae; Juncaginaceae; family Juncaginaceae

arrowroot family

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n.
  1. tropical perennial herbs with usually starchy rhizomes; Marantaceae; family Marantaceae

arthropod family

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n.
  1. any of the arthropods

arum family

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n.
  1. anthurium; calla lily; jack-in-the-pulpit; philodendron; Araceae; family Araceae

aster family

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n.
  1. plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia; Compositae; family Compositae; Asteraceae; family Asteraceae

asterid dicot family

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n.
  1. family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs

bacteria family

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n.
  1. a family of bacteria

balsam family

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n.
  1. distinguished from the family Geraniaceae by the irregular flowers; Balsaminaceae; family Balsaminaceae

banana family

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n.
  1. treelike tropical Asian herbs; Musaceae; family Musaceae

barberry family

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n.
  1. shrubs or herbs; Berberidaceae; family Berberidaceae
n.
  1. natural family planning in which the fertile period of the woman's menstrual cycle is inferred by noting the rise in basal body temperature that typically occurs with ovulation; basal body temperature method

bean-caper family

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n.
  1. small trees, shrubs, and herbs of warm arid and saline regions; often resinous; some poisonous: genera Zygophyllum, Tribulus, Guaiacum, Larrea; Zygophyllaceae; family Zygophyllaceae

beech family

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n.
  1. chiefly monoecious trees and shrubs: beeches; chestnuts; oaks; genera Castanea, Castanopsis, Chrysolepis, Fagus, Lithocarpus, Nothofagus, Quercus; Fagaceae; family Fagaceae

begonia family

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n.
  1. monoecious succulent herbs or shrubs of tropical and warm regions especially America; Begoniaceae; family Begoniaceae

bellflower family

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n.
  1. family of plants of the order Campanulales; in some classifications includes Lobeliaceae; Campanulaceae; family Campanulaceae

birch family

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n.
  1. monoecious trees and shrubs (including the genera Betula and Alnus and Carpinus and Corylus and Ostrya and Ostryopsis); Betulaceae; family Betulaceae

bird family

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n.
  1. a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings

birthwort family

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n.
  1. family of birthworts (including wild ginger); Aristolochiaceae; family Aristolochiaceae

bladdernut family

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n.
  1. a family of dicotyledonous plants of order Sapindales found mostly in the north temperate zone; Staphylaceae; family Staphylaceae

bladderwort family

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n.
  1. carnivorous aquatic or bog plants: genera Utricularia, Pinguicula, and Genlisea; Lentibulariaceae; family Lentibulariaceae

bloodwort family

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n.
  1. some genera placed in family Liliaceae; Haemodoraceae; family Haemodoraceae

borage family

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n.
  1. a widely distributed family of plants distinguished by circinate flowers and nutlike fruit; Boraginaceae; family Boraginaceae

box family

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n.
  1. widely distributed evergreen shrubs and trees; Buxaceae; family Buxaceae

brass family

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n.
  1. (music) the family of brass instruments

broomrape family

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n.
  1. brown or yellow leafless herbs; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales; Orobanchaceae; family Orobanchaceae

buckbean family

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n.
  1. a dicotyledonous family of marsh plants of order Gentianales; Menyanthaceae; family Menyanthaceae

buckthorn family

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n.
  1. trees and shrubs usually thorny bearing drupaceous fruit many having medicinal value; Rhamnaceae; family Rhamnaceae

buckwheat family

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n.
  1. a family of plants of order Polygonales chiefly of the north temperate zone; includes the buckwheats; Polygonaceae; family Polygonaceae

bur-reed family

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n.
  1. coextensive with the genus Sparganium; Sparganiaceae; family Sparganiaceae

buttercup family

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n.
  1. a family of Ranunculaceae; Ranunculaceae; family Ranunculaceae; crowfoot family

cactus family

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n.
  1. constituting the order Opuntiales; Cactaceae; family Cactaceae

calycanthus family

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n.
  1. shrubs or small trees having aromatic bark; the eastern United States and eastern Asia; Calycanthaceae; family Calycanthaceae; strawberry-shrub family

canella family

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n.
  1. one genus: aromatic tropical trees of eastern Africa and Florida to West Indies; Canellaceae; family Canellaceae

caper family

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n.
  1. a dilleniid dicot family of the order Rhoeadales that includes: genera Capparis, Cleome, Crateva, and Polanisia; Capparidaceae; family Capparidaceae

carnation family

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n.
  1. large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes); Caryophyllaceae; family Caryophyllaceae; pink family

carpetweed family

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n.
  1. succulent herbs or small shrubs mostly of South Africa but also New Zealand and North America: carpetweeds; fig marigolds; Aizoaceae; family Aizoaceae; Tetragoniaceae; family Tetragoniaceae

carrot family

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n.
  1. plants having flowers in umbels: parsley; carrot; anise; caraway; celery; dill; Umbelliferae; family Umbelliferae; Apiaceae; family Apiaceae

caryophylloid dicot family

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n.
  1. family of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers

cattail family

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n.
  1. perennial marsh plants with creeping rootstocks and long linear leaves; Typhaceae; family Typhaceae

chordate family

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n.
  1. any family in the phylum Chordata

clubmoss family

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n.
  1. a family of ferns belonging to the order Lycopodiales; Lycopodiaceae; family Lycopodiaceae

coelenterate family

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n.
  1. a family of coelenterates

combretum family

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n.
  1. a family of tropical trees and shrubs of the order Myrtales; Combretaceae; family Combretaceae

conjugal family

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n.
  1. a family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner; nuclear family

corkwood family

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n.
  1. coextensive with the genus Leitneria; commonly isolated in a distinct order; Leitneriaceae; family Leitneriaceae

crowberry family

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n.
  1. heathlike shrubs; Empetraceae; family Empetraceae

crowfoot family

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n.
  1. a family of Ranunculaceae; Ranunculaceae; family Ranunculaceae; buttercup family

ctenophore family

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n.
  1. a family of ctenophores

cunonia family

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n.
  1. trees or shrubs or climbers; mostly southern hemisphere; Cunoniaceae; family Cunoniaceae

custard-apple family

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n.
  1. chiefly tropical trees or shrubs; Annonaceae; family Annonaceae

cycad family

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n.
  1. ancient palmlike plants closely related to ferns in that fertilization is by means of spermatozoids; Cycadaceae; family Cycadaceae

cypress family

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n.
  1. cypresses and junipers and many cedars; Cupressaceae; family Cupressaceae

cyrilla family

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n.
  1. shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and small white flowers in racemes: genera Cyrilla and Cliftonia; Cyrilliaceae; family Cyrilliaceae; titi family

daphne family

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  1. family of trees and shrubs and herbs having tough bark that are found especially in Australia and tropical Africa; Thymelaeaceae; family Thymelaeaceae

diapensia family

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  1. north temperate low evergreen plants; in some classifications placed in its own order Diapensiales; Diapensiaceae; family Diapensiaceae

dicot family

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n.
  1. family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination; magnoliopsid family

dilleniid dicot family

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  1. family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs

dogbane family

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n.
  1. chiefly tropical trees or shrubs or herbs having milky juice and often showy flowers; many are sources of drugs; Apocynaceae; family Apocynaceae

dogwood family

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n.
  1. a rosid dicot family of the order Umbellales including: genera Aucuba, Cornus, Corokia, Curtisia, Griselinia, Helwingia; Cornaceae; family Cornaceae

duckweed family

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n.
  1. family of small free-floating thalloid plants; Lemnaceae; family Lemnaceae

ebony family

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n.
  1. fruit and timber trees of tropical and warm regions including ebony and persimmon; Ebenaceae; family Ebenaceae

echinoderm family

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n.
  1. a family of echinoderms

eelgrass family

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n.
  1. used in some classifications: essentially equivalent to Potamogetonaceae; Zosteraceae; family Zosteraceae

elaeocarpus family

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n.
  1. genus of trees and shrubs widely distributed in warm regions some yielding useful timber; in some classifications included in the family Santalaceae; Elaeocarpaceae; family Elaeocarpaceae

elm family

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n.
  1. a dicot family of the order Urticales including: genera Ulmus, Celtis, Planera, Trema; Ulmaceae; family Ulmaceae

epacris family

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  1. Australasian shrubs or small trees; Epacridaceae; family Epacridaceae

evening-primrose family

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n.
  1. a large and widely distributed family of plants of the order Myrtales; Onagraceae; family Onagraceae

extended family

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n.
  1. a family consisting of the nuclear family and their blood relatives
E.g.
  • Together, they murder their whole extended family.
  • It consists of both immediate and extended family.
  • Along with his extended family and his thralls (i.e.

family Acanthaceae

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n.
  1. widely distributed herbs and shrubs and trees; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales; Acanthaceae; acanthus family

family Acanthisittidae

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  1. alternative names for the family comprising the New Zealand wrens; Xenicidae; family Xenicidae; Acanthisittidae

family Acanthuridae

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  1. surgeonfishes; Acanthuridae

family Acaridae

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  1. mites; Acaridae

family Accipitridae

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  1. hawks; Old World vultures; kites; harriers; eagles; Accipitridae

family Aceraceae

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  1. a family of trees and shrubs of order Sapindales including the maples; Aceraceae; maple family

family Acipenseridae

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  1. sturgeons; Acipenseridae

family Acrididae

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  1. short-horned grasshoppers; true locusts; Acrididae; Locustidae; family Locustidae

family Actinidiaceae

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  1. tropical trees or shrubs or woody vines; Actinidiaceae

family Actinomycetaceae

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  1. filamentous anaerobic bacteria; Actinomycetaceae

family Adelgidae

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  1. plant lice; Adelgidae

family Adiantaceae

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  1. used in some classification systems for some genera of the family Polypodiaceae (or Pteridaceae); Adiantaceae

family Aegypiidae

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  1. in some classifications considered the family comprising the Old World vultures which are more often included in the family Accipitridae; Aegypiidae

family Aepyornidae

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  1. coextensive with the order Aepyorniformes; Aepyornidae

family Agamidae

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  1. an Old World reptile family of Sauria; Agamidae

family Agaricaceae

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  1. large family including many familiar mushrooms; Agaricaceae

family Agavaceae

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  1. chiefly tropical and xerophytic plants: includes Dracenaceae (Dracaenaceae); comprises plants that in some classifications are divided between the Amaryllidaceae and the Liliaceae; Agavaceae; agave family; sisal family

family Agonidae

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n.
  1. poachers; Agonidae

family Ailuropodidae

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  1. in some classifications considered the family comprising the giant pandas; Ailuropodidae

family Aizoaceae

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  1. succulent herbs or small shrubs mostly of South Africa but also New Zealand and North America: carpetweeds; fig marigolds; Aizoaceae; Tetragoniaceae; family Tetragoniaceae; carpetweed family

family Akeridae

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  1. bubble shells; Akeridae

family Alaudidae

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  1. larks; Alaudidae

family Albuginaceae

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  1. fungi that produce white sori resembling blisters on certain flowering plants; Albuginaceae

family Albulidae

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  1. bonefish; Albulidae

family Alcedinidae

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  1. kingfishers; Alcedinidae

family Alcidae

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  1. web-footed diving seabirds of northern seas: auks; puffins; guillemots; murres; etc.; Alcidae

family Aleyrodidae

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  1. whiteflies; Aleyrodidae

family Alismataceae

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  1. perennial or annual aquatic or marsh plants; Alismataceae; water-plantain family

family Alliaceae

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  1. one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; includes especially genus Allium; Alliaceae

family Alligatoridae

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  1. alligators; caimans; Alligatoridae

family Allioniaceae

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n.
  1. a family of flowering plants of the order Caryophyllales; Nyctaginaceae; family Nyctaginaceae; Allioniaceae; four-o'clock family

family Aloeaceae

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  1. one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; Aloeaceae; aloe family

family Alopiidae

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  1. thresher sharks; Alopiidae

family Alstroemeriaceae

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  1. one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; sometimes included in subfamily Amaryllidaceae; Alstroemeriaceae

family Amaranthaceae

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  1. cosmopolitan family of herbs and shrubs; Amaranthaceae; amaranth family

family Amaryllidaceae

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  1. snowdrop; narcissus; daffodil; in some classification systems considered a subfamily of the Liliaceae; Amaryllidaceae; amaryllis family

family Ambrosiaceae

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  1. in some classifications considered a separate family comprising a subgroup of the Compositae including the ragweeds; Ambrosiaceae

family Ambystomatidae

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  1. New World salamanders; Ambystomatidae

family Ameiuridae

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  1. North American catfishes; Ameiuridae

family Amiidae

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  1. only the bowfins; Amiidae

family Ammodytidae

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  1. sand lances; Ammodytidae

family Amphioxidae

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  1. lancelets; Amphioxidae; Branchiostomidae; family Branchiostomidae

family Amphisbaenidae

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  1. worm lizards; Amphisbaenidae

family Amphiumidae

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  1. congo snakes; Amphiumidae

family Amygdalaceae

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  1. used in former classifications for plum and peach and almond trees which are now usually classified as members of the genus Prunus; Amygdalaceae

family Anabantidae

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  1. small freshwater spiny-finned fishes of Africa and southern Asia; Anabantidae

family Anacardiaceae

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  1. the cashew family; trees and shrubs and vines having resinous (sometimes poisonous) juice; includes cashew and mango and pistachio and poison ivy and sumac; Anacardiaceae; sumac family

family Anarhichadidae

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  1. wolffishes; Anarhichadidae

family Anatidae

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  1. swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swans; geese; ducks; Anatidae

family Ancylidae

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  1. freshwater gastropod; Ancylidae

family Ancylostomatidae

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  1. hookworms; Ancylostomatidae

family Andrenidae

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  1. a large family of solitary short-tongued bees most of which burrow in the ground; Andrenidae

family Anguidae

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  1. alligator lizards; Anguidae

family Anguillidae

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  1. eels that live in fresh water as adults but return to the sea to spawn; Anguillidae

family Anhimidae

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  1. screamers; Anhimidae

family Anhingidae

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  1. snakebirds; Anhingidae

family Anniellidae

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  1. legless lizards; Anniellidae

family Annonaceae

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  1. chiefly tropical trees or shrubs; Annonaceae; custard-apple family

family Anobiidae

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  1. deathwatch beetles; Anobiidae

family Anomalopidae

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  1. a family of fish including: flashlight fishes; Anomalopidae

family Anomiidae

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  1. saddle oysters; Anomiidae

family Antedonidae

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  1. feather stars; Antedonidae

family Antennariidae

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  1. frogfishes; tropical spiny-finned marine fishes having large nearly vertical mouths; related to toadfishes and anglers; Antennariidae

family Anthocerotaceae

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  1. hornworts; Anthocerotaceae

family Antilocapridae

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  1. comprising only the pronghorns; Antilocapridae

family Aphididae

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  1. small soft-bodied plant lice; Aphididae

family Aphyllanthaceae

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n.
  1. one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; includes genus Aphyllanthes; Aphyllanthaceae

family Apiaceae

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n.
  1. plants having flowers in umbels: parsley; carrot; anise; caraway; celery; dill; Umbelliferae; family Umbelliferae; Apiaceae; carrot family

family Apidae

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  1. honeybees; carpenter bees; bumblebees; Apidae

family Aplodontiidae

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  1. mountain beavers; Aplodontiidae

family Aplysiidae

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  1. sea hares; Aplysiidae; Tethyidae; family Tethyidae

family Apocynaceae

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  1. chiefly tropical trees or shrubs or herbs having milky juice and often showy flowers; many are sources of drugs; Apocynaceae; dogbane family

family Apodidae

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  1. swifts; in former classifications included in the order Coraciiformes; Apodidae

family Apogonidae

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  1. bright-colored marine fishes that incubate eggs in the mouth; Apogonidae

family Apterygidae

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  1. coextensive with the order Apterygiformes; Apterygidae

family Aquifoliaceae

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  1. widely distributed shrubs and trees; Aquifoliaceae; holly family

family Araceae

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  1. anthurium; calla lily; jack-in-the-pulpit; philodendron; Araceae; arum family

family Araliaceae

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  1. mostly tropical trees and shrubs and lianas: genera Panax and Hedera; Araliaceae; ivy family

family Araucariaceae

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  1. tall evergreen cone-bearing trees of South America and Australia with broad leathery leaves; in some classifications included in the Pinaceae; Araucariaceae; araucaria family

family Arcellidae

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  1. soil and freshwater protozoa; cosmopolitan in distribution; Arcellidae

family Arcidae

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  1. ark shells; Arcidae

family Arctiidae

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  1. tiger moths; Arctiidae

family Ardeidae

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  1. herons; egrets; night herons; bitterns; Ardeidae

family Arecaceae

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  1. chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales; Palmae; family Palmae; Palmaceae; family Palmaceae; Arecaceae; palm family

family Argasidae

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  1. soft ticks; Argasidae

family Argentinidae

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  1. small marine soft-finned fishes with long silvery bodies; related to salmons and trouts; Argentinidae

family Argiopidae

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  1. spiders that spin orb webs; cosmopolitan in distribution; Argiopidae; orb-weaver

family Argonautidae

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  1. represented solely by the genus Argonauta; Argonautidae

family Ariidae

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  1. sea catfishes; Ariidae

family Aristolochiaceae

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  1. family of birthworts (including wild ginger); Aristolochiaceae; birthwort family

family Armadillidiidae

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  1. pill bugs; Armadillidiidae

family Artamidae

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  1. wood swallows; Artamidae

family Ascaphidae

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  1. family of one species of frog: tailed frog; Ascaphidae

family Ascaridae

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n.
  1. large roundworms parasitic in intestines of vertebrates; Ascaridae

family Asclepiadaceae

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n.
  1. widely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales; most with milky juice; Asclepiadaceae; milkweed family

family Asilidae

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n.
  1. robber flies; Asilidae

family Asparagaceae

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n.
  1. one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae: includes genera Asparagus and sometimes Ruscus; Asparagaceae

family Aspergillaceae

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n.
  1. family of fungi including some common molds; Aspergillaceae

family Asphodelaceae

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n.
  1. one of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae; Asphodelaceae

family Aspleniaceae

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n.
  1. one of a number of families into which Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems; includes genera Asplenium, Pleurosorus, Schaffneria; Aspleniaceae

family Astacidae

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n.
  1. crayfish; Astacidae; Astacura

family Asteraceae

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n.
  1. plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia; Compositae; family Compositae; Asteraceae; aster family

family Atherinidae

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n.
  1. small spiny-finned fishes of both salt and fresh water; Atherinidae

family Athiorhodaceae

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n.
  1. small motile sulphur bacteria; Athiorhodaceae

family Athyriaceae

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n.
  1. alternative names for one of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems; Dryopteridaceae; family Dryopteridaceae; Athyriaceae

family Atrichornithidae

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n.
  1. scrubbirds; Atrichornithidae

family Atropidae

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n.
  1. booklice; Atropidae

family Aulostomidae

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n.
  1. trumpetfishes; Aulostomidae

family Auriculariaceae

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n.
  1. fungi having gelatinous sporophores; Auriculariaceae

family Avicenniaceae

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n.
  1. used in some classifications: coextensive with the genus Avicennia; Avicenniaceae

family Azollaceae

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n.
  1. used in some classifications for the genus Azolla; Azollaceae

family Babesiidae

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n.
  1. piroplasms and cattle pathogens; Babesiidae

family Bacillaceae

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n.
  1. typically rod-shaped usually Gram-positive bacteria that produce endospores; Bacillaceae

family Bacteroidaceae

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n.
  1. family of bacteria living usually in the alimentary canal or on mucous surfaces of warm-blooded animals; sometimes associated with acute infective processes; Bacteroidaceae

family Balaenicipitidae

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n.
  1. shoebills; Balaenicipitidae

family Balaenidae

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n.
  1. right whales; Balaenidae

family Balaenopteridae

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n.
  1. rorquals; blue whales; Balaenopteridae

family Balanidae

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n.
  1. stalkless barnacles; Balanidae

family Balistidae

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n.
  1. triggerfishes; Balistidae

family Balsaminaceae

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n.
  1. distinguished from the family Geraniaceae by the irregular flowers; Balsaminaceae; balsam family

family Bangiaceae

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n.
  1. a family of protoctist; Bangiaceae

family Bathyergidae

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n.
  1. mole rats; sand rats; Bathyergidae

family Batidaceae

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n.
  1. family coextensive with genus Batis: saltworts; Batidaceae; saltwort family

family Batrachoididae

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n.
  1. toadfishes; related to anglers and batfishes; Batrachoididae

family Begoniaceae

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n.
  1. monoecious succulent herbs or shrubs of tropical and warm regions especially America; Begoniaceae; begonia family

family Belemnitidae

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n.
  1. family of extinct Mesozoic cephalopods; Belemnitidae

family Belonidae

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n.
  1. ferocious fishes of warm regions resembling but unrelated to the freshwater gars; Belonidae

family Belostomatidae

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n.
  1. water bugs; Belostomatidae

family Bennettitaceae

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n.
  1. a family of fossil gymnospermous plants of the Carboniferous; Bennettitaceae

family Berberidaceae

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n.
  1. shrubs or herbs; Berberidaceae; barberry family

family Betulaceae

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n.
  1. monoecious trees and shrubs (including the genera Betula and Alnus and Carpinus and Corylus and Ostrya and Ostryopsis); Betulaceae; birch family

family Bible

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n.
  1. a large Bible with pages to record marriages and births

family Bignoniaceae

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n.
  1. trees or shrubs or woody vines or herbs having fruit resembling gourds or capsules; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales; Bignoniaceae

family Bittacidae

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n.
  1. a family of predacious tropical insects of the order Mecoptera; Bittacidae

family Blastodiaceae

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n.
  1. a family of saprobic fungi of order Blastocladiales; Blastodiaceae

family Blattidae

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n.
  1. domestic cockroaches; Blattidae

family Blechnaceae

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n.
  1. one of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems; includes genera Blechnum, Doodia, Sadleria, Stenochlaena, and Woodwardia; Blechnaceae

family Blenniidae

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n.
  1. a family of fish including: combtooth blennies; Blenniidae

family Boidae

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n.
  1. boas and pythons; Boidae

family Boletaceae

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n.
  1. family of fleshy fungi having the germ pores easily separating from the cup and often from each other; Boletaceae

family Bombacaceae

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n.
  1. tropical trees with large dry or fleshy fruit containing usually woolly seeds; Bombacaceae

family Bombycidae

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n.
  1. Chinese silkworm moth; Bombycidae

family Bombycillidae

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n.
  1. a family of birds of the suborder Oscines; Bombycillidae

family Bombyliidae

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n.
  1. bee flies; Bombyliidae

family Boraginaceae

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n.
  1. a widely distributed family of plants distinguished by circinate flowers and nutlike fruit; Boraginaceae; borage family

family Bothidae

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n.
  1. a family of fish of the order Heterosomata; Bothidae

family Bovidae

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n.
  1. true antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; goats; Bovidae

family Bradypodidae

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n.
  1. a family of edentates comprising the true sloths; Bradypodidae

family Bramidae

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n.
  1. deep-bodied percoid fishes of the open seas; Bramidae

family Branchiobdellidae

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n.
  1. small annelid worms with the posterior end modified into an adhesive sucker; especially formerly regarded as modified leeches; Branchiobdellidae

family Branchiostegidae

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n.
  1. small family of marine fishes having covered gills; Branchiostegidae

family Branchiostomidae

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n.
  1. lancelets; Amphioxidae; family Amphioxidae; Branchiostomidae

family Brassicaceae

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n.
  1. a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives; Cruciferae; family Cruciferae; Brassicaceae; mustard family

family Brevicipitidae

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n.
  1. narrow-mouthed toads and sheep frogs; some burrow and some are arboreal; found worldwide; Microhylidae; family Microhylidae; Brevicipitidae

family Bromeliaceae

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n.
  1. a family of tropical American plants of order Xyridales including several (as the pineapple) of economic importance; Bromeliaceae; pineapple family

family Brotulidae

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n.
  1. chiefly deep-sea fishes related to the Ophidiidae; Brotulidae

family Bruchidae

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n.
  1. seed beetles; Bruchidae

family Bryaceae

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n.
  1. a family of acrocarpous mosses; Bryaceae

family Buccinidae

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n.
  1. whelks; Buccinidae

family Bucconidae

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n.
  1. puffbirds; Bucconidae

family Bucerotidae

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n.
  1. hornbills; Bucerotidae

family Bufonidae

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n.
  1. true toads; Bufonidae

family Burhinidae

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n.
  1. large wading birds resembling the plovers: stone curlews; Burhinidae

family Burmanniaceae

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n.
  1. family of chiefly tropical herbs with basal leaves like bracts and small flowers; Burmanniaceae

family Burseraceae

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n.
  1. resinous or aromatic chiefly tropical shrubs or trees; Burseraceae; torchwood family

family Buxaceae

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n.
  1. widely distributed evergreen shrubs and trees; Buxaceae; box family

family Cactaceae

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n.
  1. constituting the order Opuntiales; Cactaceae; cactus family

family Caeciliadae

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n.
  1. coextensive with the order Gymnophiona: legless amphibians; Caeciliidae; family Caeciliidae; Caeciliadae

family Caeciliidae

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n.
  1. coextensive with the order Gymnophiona: legless amphibians; Caeciliidae; Caeciliadae; family Caeciliadae

family Caenolestidae

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n.
  1. small marsupials of southern South America; Caenolestidae

family Caesalpiniaceae

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n.
  1. spiny trees, shrubs, or perennial herbs, including the genera Caesalpinia, Cassia, Ceratonia, Bauhinia; commonly included in the family Leguminosae; Caesalpiniaceae

family Callionymidae

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n.
  1. dragonets; Callionymidae

family Calliphoridae

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n.
  1. blowflies; Calliphoridae

family Callithricidae

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n.
  1. marmosets; Callithricidae

family Callitrichaceae

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n.
  1. dicot aquatic herbs; Callitrichaceae

family Calostomataceae

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n.
  1. a family of fungi belonging to the order Tulostomatales; Calostomataceae

family Calycanthaceae

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n.
  1. shrubs or small trees having aromatic bark; the eastern United States and eastern Asia; Calycanthaceae; calycanthus family; strawberry-shrub family

family Camelidae

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n.
  1. camels and llamas and vicunas; Camelidae

family Campanulaceae

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n.
  1. family of plants of the order Campanulales; in some classifications includes Lobeliaceae; Campanulaceae; bellflower family

family Cancridae

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n.
  1. many of the best known edible crabs; Cancridae

family Canellaceae

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n.
  1. one genus: aromatic tropical trees of eastern Africa and Florida to West Indies; Canellaceae; canella family

family Canidae

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n.
  1. dogs; wolves; jackals; foxes; Canidae

family Cannabidaceae

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n.
  1. two genera of erect or twining herbs that are pollinated by the wind, including the genera Cannabis and Humulus; term not used in all classifications; in some the genus Cannabis is placed in the family Moraceae and the genus Humulus in the family Urticaceae; Cannabidaceae; hemp family

family Cannaceae

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n.
  1. coextensive with the genus Canna; Cannaceae

family Capitonidae

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n.
  1. barbets; Capitonidae

family Capparidaceae

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n.
  1. a dilleniid dicot family of the order Rhoeadales that includes: genera Capparis, Cleome, Crateva, and Polanisia; Capparidaceae; caper family

family Caprifoliaceae

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n.
  1. shrubs and small trees and woody vines; Caprifoliaceae; honeysuckle family

family Caprimulgidae

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n.
  1. goatsuckers; Caprimulgidae

family Caproidae

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n.
  1. boarfishes; Caproidae

family Capromyidae

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n.
  1. coypus; Capromyidae

family Capsidae

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n.
  1. leaf bugs; Miridae; family Miridae; Capsidae

family Carabidae

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n.
  1. ground beetles; Carabidae

family Carangidae

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n.
  1. large family of narrow-bodied marine food fishes with widely forked tails; chiefly of warm seas; Carangidae

family Carapidae

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n.
  1. pearlfishes: related to the Brotulidae; Carapidae

family Carcharhinidae

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n.
  1. largest family of living sharks; found worldwide especially in tropical waters; dorsal fin lacks spines: requiem sharks including tiger sharks and soupfin sharks; Carcharhinidae

family Carchariidae

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n.
  1. sand sharks; in some classifications coextensive with family Carcharhinidae; Carchariidae; Odontaspididae; family Odontaspididae

family Cardiidae

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n.
  1. somewhat heart-shaped sand-burrowing bivalve mollusks; Cardiidae

family Cariamidae

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n.
  1. crane-like South American wading birds; Cariamidae

family Caricaceae

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n.
  1. trees native to tropical America and Africa with milky juice and large palmately lobed leaves; Caricaceae; papaya family

family Carpinaceae

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n.
  1. used in some classification systems for the genera Carpinus, Ostryopsis, and Ostryopsis; Carpinaceae; subfamily Carpinaceae

family Caryocaraceae

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n.
  1. small genus of tropical South American trees; Caryocaraceae

family Caryophyllaceae

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n.
  1. large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes); Caryophyllaceae; carnation family; pink family

family Castoridae

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n.
  1. beavers; Castoridae

family Casuaridae

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n.
  1. a family of large ostrich-like birds including cassowaries; Casuaridae

family Casuarinaceae

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n.
  1. one genus: genus Casuarina; Casuarinaceae

family Cathartidae

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n.
  1. condors; turkey buzzards; king vultures; Cathartidae

family Catostomidae

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n.
  1. suckers; closely related to the family Cyprinidae; Catostomidae

family Caviidae

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n.
  1. a family of Hystricomorpha; Caviidae

family Cebidae

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n.
  1. all the New World monkeys except marmosets and tamarins; Cebidae

family Cecidomyidae

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n.
  1. gall midges; Cecidomyidae

family Cecropiaceae

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n.
  1. in some classifications included in family Moraceae; Cecropiaceae

family Celastraceae

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n.
  1. trees and shrubs and woody vines usually having bright-colored fruits; Celastraceae; spindle-tree family; staff-tree family

family Centrarchidae

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n.
  1. sunfish family; Centrarchidae

family Centriscidae

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n.
  1. shrimpfishes; Centriscidae

family Centropomidae

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n.
  1. a family of fish or the order Perciformes including robalos; Centropomidae

family Cephalobidae

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n.
  1. a family of Nematoda; Cephalobidae

family Cephalotaceae

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n.
  1. a family of plants of order Rosales; coextensive with the genus Cephalotus; Cephalotaceae

family Cephalotaxaceae

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n.
  1. a family of Cephalotaxaceae; Cephalotaxaceae; plum-yew family

family Cerambycidae

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n.
  1. long-horned beetles; Cerambycidae

family Ceratodontidae

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n.
  1. lungfishes having hornlike ridges on the teeth; Ceratodontidae

family Ceratophyllaceae

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n.
  1. coextensive with the genus Ceratophyllum: hornworts; Ceratophyllaceae

family Ceratopogonidae

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n.
  1. biting midges; sand flies; Ceratopogonidae

family Ceratopsidae

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n.
  1. American ceratopsian dinosaurs; Ceratopsidae

family Ceratostomataceae

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n.
  1. fungi having carbonous perithecia with long necks; Ceratostomataceae

family Cercidiphyllaceae

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n.
  1. one genus; Cercidiphyllaceae

family Cercopidae

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n.
  1. froghoppers or spittlebugs; Cercopidae

family Cercopithecidae

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n.
  1. Old World monkeys: guenon; baboon; colobus monkey; langur; macaque; mandrill; mangabey; patas; proboscis monkey; Cercopithecidae

family Certhiidae

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n.
  1. creepers; Certhiidae

family Cervidae

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n.
  1. deer: reindeer; moose or elks; muntjacs; roe deer; Cervidae

family Cestidae

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n.
  1. coextensive with the order Cestida; ctenophores having a greatly flattened and elongated body; Cestidae

family Cetorhinidae

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n.
  1. in some older classifications considered the family of the basking sharks; Cetorhinidae

family Chaetodontidae

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n.
  1. butterfly fishes; Chaetodontidae

family Chalcidae

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n.
  1. an arthropod family including: chalcidflies; Chalcididae; family Chalcididae; Chalcidae

family Chalcididae

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n.
  1. an arthropod family including: chalcidflies; Chalcididae; Chalcidae; family Chalcidae

family Chamaeleonidae

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n.
  1. Old World chameleons; in some classifications they are considered a superfamily of Sauria; Chamaeleontidae; family Chamaeleontidae; Chamaeleonidae; Rhiptoglossa; family Rhiptoglossa

family Chamaeleontidae

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n.
  1. Old World chameleons; in some classifications they are considered a superfamily of Sauria; Chamaeleontidae; Chamaeleonidae; family Chamaeleonidae; Rhiptoglossa; family Rhiptoglossa

family Characeae

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n.
  1. green algae superficially resembling horsetail ferns: stoneworts; Characeae

family Characidae

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n.
  1. tropical freshwater fishes of Africa and South America and Central America; Characidae

family Characinidae

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n.
  1. former name of the Characidae; Characinidae

family Charadriidae

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n.
  1. plover family; Charadriidae

family Chelonidae

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n.
  1. green turtles; hawksbills; Cheloniidae; family Cheloniidae; Chelonidae

family Cheloniidae

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n.
  1. green turtles; hawksbills; Cheloniidae; Chelonidae; family Chelonidae

family Chelydridae

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n.
  1. snapping turtles; Chelydridae

family Chenopodiaceae

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n.
  1. includes spinach and beets; Chenopodiaceae; goosefoot family

family Chermidae

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n.
  1. jumping plant lice; Psyllidae; family Psyllidae; Chermidae

family Chimaeridae

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n.
  1. a family of Holocephali; Chimaeridae

family Chinchillidae

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n.
  1. small bushy-tailed South American burrowing rodents; Chinchillidae

family Chironomidae

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n.
  1. midges; Chironomidae

family Chlamydiaceae

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n.
  1. Gram-negative parasites in warm-blooded vertebrates; Chlamydiaceae

family Chlamydomonadaceae

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n.
  1. green algae some of which are colored red by hematochrome; Chlamydomonadaceae

family Chloranthaceae

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n.
  1. small family of tropical herbs and shrubs and trees; Chloranthaceae

family Chlorophthalmidae

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n.
  1. small family of soft-finned bottom-dwellers with large eyes; relatives of lizardfishes; Chlorophthalmidae

family Chrysochloridae

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n.
  1. golden moles; Chrysochloridae

family Chrysomelidae

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n.
  1. leaf beetles; Chrysomelidae

family Chrysopidae

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n.
  1. green lacewings; Chrysopidae

family Chytridiaceae

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n.
  1. a family of aquatic fungi of order Chytridiales; Chytridiaceae

family Cicadellidae

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n.
  1. leafhoppers; Cicadellidae

family Cicadidae

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n.
  1. cicadas; Cicadidae

family Cichlidae

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n.
  1. cichlids; Cichlidae

family Cicindelidae

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n.
  1. tiger beetles; Cicindelidae

family Ciconiidae

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n.
  1. storks; Ciconiidae

family Cimicidae

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n.
  1. wingless flat-bodied bloodsucking insects; Cimicidae

family Cinclidae

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n.
  1. water ouzels; Cinclidae

family Cistaceae

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n.
  1. shrubs or woody herbs of temperate regions especially Mediterranean; Cistaceae; rockrose family

family Cladoniaceae

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n.
  1. a family of lichens; Cladoniaceae

family Clathraceae

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n.
  1. family of fleshy fungi resembling stinkhorns; Clathraceae

family Clavariaceae

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n.
  1. fleshy fungi: coral fungi; Clavariaceae

family Cleridae

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n.
  1. beetles that prey on other insects; Cleridae

family Clethraceae

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n.
  1. coextensive with the genus Clethra; Clethraceae; white-alder family

family Clinidae

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n.
  1. viviparous blennies of temperate and tropical seas; Clinidae

family Clupeidae

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n.
  1. herrings; shad; sardines; etc.; Clupeidae

family Clusiaceae

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n.
  1. widely distributed family of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines that produce oils and resins and some usable timber; Guttiferae; family Guttiferae; Clusiaceae; St John's wort family

family Cobitidae

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n.
  1. loaches; Cobitidae

family Coccidae

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n.
  1. scale insects; Coccidae

family Coccinellidae

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n.
  1. the ladybugs; Coccinellidae

family Coerebidae

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n.
  1. the honeycreepers; Coerebidae; Dacninae; family Dacninae

family Colchicaceae

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n.
  1. one of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted: genera Colchicum and Gloriosa; Colchicaceae

family Colubridae

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n.
  1. nonvenomous snakes; about two-thirds of all living species; Colubridae

family Columbidae

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n.
  1. doves and pigeons; Columbidae

family Comatulidae

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n.
  1. former usage synonymous with Antedonidae; Comatulidae

family Combretaceae

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n.
  1. a family of tropical trees and shrubs of the order Myrtales; Combretaceae; combretum family

family Commelinaceae

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n.
  1. large widely distributed family of chiefly perennial herbs or climbers: spiderworts; Commelinaceae; spiderwort family

family Compositae

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n.
  1. plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia; Compositae; Asteraceae; family Asteraceae; aster family

family Congridae

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n.
  1. marine eels; Congridae

family Connaraceae

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n.
  1. mostly tropical climbing shrubs or small trees; closely related to Leguminosae; Connaraceae; zebrawood family

family Convallariaceae

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n.
  1. one of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; Convallariaceae

family Convolvulaceae

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n.
  1. morning glory; bindweed; sweet potato; plants having trumpet-shaped flowers and a climbing or twining habit; Convolvulaceae; morning-glory family

family Coprinaceae

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n.
  1. used in some classifications for the genus Coprinus; Coprinaceae

family Coraciidae

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n.
  1. rollers; Coraciidae

family Cordaitaceae

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n.
  1. chiefly Paleozoic plants; Cordaites is the chief and typical genus; Cordaitaceae

family Cordylidae

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n.
  1. small family of spiny ovoviviparous African lizards; Cordylidae

family Coregonidae

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n.
  1. soft-finned fishes comprising the freshwater whitefishes; formerly included in the family Salmonidae; Coregonidae

family Coreidae

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n.
  1. squash bugs and leaf-footed bugs; Coreidae

family Corixidae

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n.
  1. water bugs; Corixidae

family Cornaceae

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n.
  1. a rosid dicot family of the order Umbellales including: genera Aucuba, Cornus, Corokia, Curtisia, Griselinia, Helwingia; Cornaceae; dogwood family

family Cortinariaceae

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n.
  1. a family of fungi belonging to the order Agaricales; Cortinariaceae

family Corvidae

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n.
  1. crow; raven; rook; jackdaw; chough; magpie; jay; Corvidae

family Corydalidae

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n.
  1. dobsons; Corydalidae

family Corylaceae

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n.
  1. used in some classification systems for the genus Corylus; Corylaceae; subfamily Corylaceae

family Corynebacteriaceae

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n.
  1. a large family of mostly Gram-positive and aerobic and nonmotile rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales; Corynebacteriaceae

family Coryphaenidae

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n.
  1. large active pelagic percoid fish; Coryphaenidae

family Cotingidae

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n.
  1. cotingas; umbrella birds; Cotingidae

family Cottidae

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n.
  1. sculpins; Cottidae

family Cracidae

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n.
  1. curassows; guans; chachalacas; Cracidae

family Cracticidae

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n.
  1. Australian birds formerly included in the family Laniidae; Cracticidae

family Crangonidae

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n.
  1. shrimps; Crangonidae

family Crassulaceae

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n.
  1. succulent shrubs and herbs; Crassulaceae; stonecrop family

family Cricetidae

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n.
  1. mostly small New World rodents including New World mice and lemmings and voles and hamsters; Cricetidae

family Crocodylidae

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n.
  1. true crocodiles; Crocodylidae

family Crotalidae

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n.
  1. New World vipers: pit vipers; Crotalidae

family Cruciferae

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n.
  1. a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives; Cruciferae; Brassicaceae; family Brassicaceae; mustard family

family Cryptobranchidae

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n.
  1. large aquatic salamanders: hellbenders; giant salamanders; Cryptobranchidae

family Cryptocercidae

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n.
  1. a family of Blattodea; Cryptocercidae

family Cryptogrammataceae

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n.
  1. one of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems; Cryptogrammataceae

family Ctenizidae

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n.
  1. large burrowing spiders; Ctenizidae

family Cuculidae

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n.
  1. includes cuckoo; ani; roadrunner; Cuculidae

family Cucurbitaceae

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n.
  1. a family of herbaceous vines (such as cucumber or melon or squash or pumpkin); Cucurbitaceae; gourd family

family Culicidae

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n.
  1. mosquitoes; Culicidae

family Cunoniaceae

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n.
  1. trees or shrubs or climbers; mostly southern hemisphere; Cunoniaceae; cunonia family

family Cupressaceae

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n.
  1. cypresses and junipers and many cedars; Cupressaceae; cypress family

family Curculionidae

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n.
  1. true weevils: snout beetles; Curculionidae

family Cuterebridae

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n.
  1. New World botflies; Cuterebridae

family Cyatheaceae

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n.
  1. tropical tree ferns; Cyatheaceae

family Cycadaceae

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n.
  1. ancient palmlike plants closely related to ferns in that fertilization is by means of spermatozoids; Cycadaceae; cycad family

family Cyclopteridae

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n.
  1. lumpfishes; Cyclopteridae

family Cymatiidae

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n.
  1. tritons; Cymatiidae

family Cynipidae

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n.
  1. a family of Hymenoptera; Cynipidae

family Cynocephalidae

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n.
  1. a family of Dermoptera; Cynocephalidae

family Cynoglossidae

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n.
  1. tonguefishes; Cynoglossidae

family Cyperaceae

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n.
  1. bulrush; chufa; cotton grass; papyrus; umbrella plant; Cyperaceae; sedge family

family Cypraeidae

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n.
  1. family of marine gastropods comprising the cowries; Cypraeidae

family Cyprinidae

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n.
  1. a family of fish including: carp; tench; roach; rudd; dace; Cyprinidae

family Cyprinodontidae

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n.
  1. large family of small soft-finned fishes; killifishes; flagfishes; swordtails; guppies; Cyprinodontidae

family Cyrilliaceae

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n.
  1. shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and small white flowers in racemes: genera Cyrilla and Cliftonia; Cyrilliaceae; cyrilla family; titi family

family Dacninae

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n.
  1. the honeycreepers; Coerebidae; family Coerebidae; Dacninae

family Dacrymycetaceae

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n.
  1. a family of basidiomycetous fungi belonging to the order Tremellales having a bifurcate basidium that lacks septa; Dacrymycetaceae

family Dactylopiidae

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n.
  1. cochineal insects; Dactylopiidae

family Dactylopteridae

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n.
  1. flying gurnards; Dactylopteridae

family Dactyloscopidae

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n.
  1. sand stargazers; Dactyloscopidae

family Danaidae

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n.
  1. small family of usually tropical butterflies: monarch butterflies; Danaidae

family Dasyatidae

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n.
  1. sting rays; Dasyatidae

family Dasypodidae

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n.
  1. armadillos; Dasypodidae

family Dasyproctidae

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n.
  1. agoutis and pacas; Dasyproctidae

family Dasyuridae

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n.
  1. dasyures; native cats; pouched mice; banded anteaters; Tasmanian devils; Dasyuridae; family Dasyurinae

family Dasyurinae

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n.
  1. dasyures; native cats; pouched mice; banded anteaters; Tasmanian devils; Dasyuridae; family Dasyuridae

family Daubentoniidae

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n.
  1. comprising solely the aye-aye; Daubentoniidae

family Davalliaceae

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n.
  1. one of a number of families into which Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems; Davalliaceae

family Delphinidae

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n.
  1. dolphins; Delphinidae

family Dematiaceae

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n.
  1. family of imperfect mushrooms having dark-colored hyphae or conidia; Dematiaceae

family Dendrocolaptidae

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n.
  1. woodhewers or woodcreepers; Dendrocolaptidae

family Dennstaedtiaceae

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n.
  1. one of a number of families into which Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems; Dennstaedtiaceae

family Dermestidae

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n.
  1. carpet beetles; Dermestidae

family Dermochelyidae

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n.
  1. sea turtles; Dermochelyidae

family Desmidiaceae

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n.
  1. unicellular algae; Desmidiaceae

family Desmodontidae

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n.
  1. true vampire bats; Desmodontidae

family Diapensiaceae

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n.
  1. north temperate low evergreen plants; in some classifications placed in its own order Diapensiales; Diapensiaceae; diapensia family

family Diaspididae

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n.
  1. armored scales; Diaspididae

family Dicamptodontidae

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n.
  1. large and small highly aquatic salamanders; Dicamptodontidae

family Dicksoniaceae

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n.
  1. tree ferns: genera Dicksonia, Cibotium, Culcita, and Thyrsopteris elegans; Dicksoniaceae

family Dicranaceae

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n.
  1. mosses having costate leaves and long-stalked capsules with cleft peristome; Dicranaceae

family Didelphidae

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n.
  1. opossums; Didelphidae

family Dilleniaceae

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n.
  1. chiefly tropical shrubs and trees and climbers having leathery leaves or flattened leaflike stems: genera Dillenia and Hibbertia; Dilleniaceae

family Dinornithidae

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n.
  1. moas; Dinornithidae

family Diodontidae

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n.
  1. spiny puffers; Diodontidae

family Diomedeidae

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n.
  1. albatrosses; Diomedeidae

family Dioscoreaceae

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n.
  1. yams; Dioscoreaceae; yam family

family Dipodidae

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n.
  1. Old World jerboas; Dipodidae

family Dipsacaceae

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n.
  1. chiefly southern European herbs with flowers usually in dense cymose heads; Dipsacaceae

family Dipterocarpaceae

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n.
  1. chiefly tropical Asian trees with two-winged fruits; yield valuable woods and aromatic oils and resins; Dipterocarpaceae

family Discoglossidae

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n.
  1. family of Old World toads having a fixed disklike tongue; Discoglossidae

family Doliolidae

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n.
  1. oceanic tunicates; Doliolidae

family Dracunculidae

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n.
  1. greatly elongated roundworm; Dracunculidae

family Drepanididae

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n.
  1. Hawaiian honeycreepers; Drepanididae

family Dromaeosauridae

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n.
  1. swift-running bipedal dinosaurs; Dromaeosauridae

family Droseraceae

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n.
  1. a family of carnivorous herbs and shrubs; Droseraceae; sundew family

family Drosophilidae

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n.
  1. fruit flies; Drosophilidae

family Dryopteridaceae

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n.
  1. alternative names for one of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems; Dryopteridaceae; Athyriaceae; family Athyriaceae

family Dugongidae

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n.
  1. a family of mammals of order Sirenia including dugongs and Steller's sea cow; Dugongidae

family Dytiscidae

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n.
  1. water beetles; Dytiscidae

family Ebenaceae

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n.
  1. fruit and timber trees of tropical and warm regions including ebony and persimmon; Ebenaceae; ebony family

family Echeneidae

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n.
  1. fishes having a sucking disk on the head for clinging to other fishes and to ships; Echeneididae; family Echeneididae

family Echeneididae

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n.
  1. fishes having a sucking disk on the head for clinging to other fishes and to ships; Echeneididae; family Echeneidae

family Edaphosauridae

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n.
  1. a family of reptiles of the order Pelycosauria; Edaphosauridae

family Eimeriidae

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n.
  1. a family of protoctist in the order Coccidia; Eimeriidae

family Elaeagnaceae

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n.
  1. shrubs or small trees often armed; Elaeagnaceae; oleaster family

family Elaeocarpaceae

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n.
  1. genus of trees and shrubs widely distributed in warm regions some yielding useful timber; in some classifications included in the family Santalaceae; Elaeocarpaceae; elaeocarpus family

family Elapidae

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n.
  1. cobras; kraits; mambas; coral snakes; Australian taipan and tiger snakes; Elapidae

family Elateridae

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n.
  1. click beetles and certain fireflies; Elateridae

family Electrophoridae

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n.
  1. small family comprising the electric eels; Electrophoridae

family Eleotridae

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n.
  1. sleepers; Eleotridae

family Elephantidae

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n.
  1. elephants; Elephantidae

family Elopidae

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n.
  1. tarpons and ladyfishes; Elopidae

family Embiotocidae

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n.
  1. viviparous percoid fishes comprising the surf fishes; Embiotocidae

family Empetraceae

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n.
  1. heathlike shrubs; Empetraceae; crowberry family

family Emydidae

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n.
  1. box and water turtles; Emydidae

family Endamoebidae

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n.
  1. a large family of endoparasitic amebas that invade the digestive tract; Endamoebidae

family Engraulidae

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n.
  1. anchovies; Engraulidae

family Enterobacteriaceae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a large family of Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales; Enterobacteriaceae

family Entolomataceae

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n.
  1. a family of fungi belonging to the order Agaricales; Entolomataceae

family Entomophthoraceae

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n.
  1. mostly parasitic lower fungi that typically develop in the bodies of insects; Entomophthoraceae

family Epacridaceae

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n.
  1. Australasian shrubs or small trees; Epacridaceae; epacris family

family Ephedraceae

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n.
  1. ephedras: in some classifications included in the Gnetaceae; Ephedraceae

family Ephemeridae

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n.
  1. mayflies; Ephemeridae

family Ephippidae

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n.
  1. small family comprising the spadefishes; Ephippidae

family Equidae

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n.
  1. horses; asses; zebras; extinct animals; Equidae

family Equisetaceae

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n.
  1. sole surviving family of the Equisetales: fern allies; Equisetaceae; horsetail family

family Erethizontidae

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n.
  1. New World arboreal porcupines; Erethizontidae

family Ericaceae

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n.
  1. heathers; Ericaceae; heath family

family Erinaceidae

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n.
  1. true hedgehogs; Erinaceidae

family Eriocaulaceae

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n.
  1. chiefly tropical aquatic or bog herbs: pipeworts; Eriocaulaceae; pipewort family

family Erysiphaceae

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n.
  1. family of fungi parasitic mostly on leaves; includes powdery mildews; Erysiphaceae

family Erythroxylaceae

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n.
  1. a family of plants of order Geraniales; have drupaceous fruit; Erythroxylaceae

family Eschrichtiidae

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n.
  1. comprising only the grey whales; Eschrichtiidae

family Esocidae

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n.
  1. pikes; pickerels; muskellunges; Esocidae

family Euglenaceae

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n.
  1. considered green algae; Euglenaceae

family Euphorbiaceae

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n.
  1. a family of plants of order Geraniales; Euphorbiaceae; spurge family

family Eurylaimidae

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n.
  1. coextensive with the suborder Eurylaimi; Eurylaimidae

family Exocoetidae

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n.
  1. flying fishes; closely related to the halfbeaks; Exocoetidae

family Fabaceae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae; Leguminosae; family Leguminosae; Fabaceae; legume family; pea family

family Fagaceae

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n.
  1. chiefly monoecious trees and shrubs: beeches; chestnuts; oaks; genera Castanea, Castanopsis, Chrysolepis, Fagus, Lithocarpus, Nothofagus, Quercus; Fagaceae; beech family

family Falconidae

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n.
  1. a family of birds of the order Falconiformes; Falconidae

family Fasciolidae

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n.
  1. a family of Trematoda; Fasciolidae

family Felidae

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n.
  1. cats; wildcats; lions; leopards; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers; Felidae

family Filariidae

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n.
  1. threadlike roundworms; Filariidae

family Fissurellidae

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n.
  1. marine limpets; Fissurellidae

family Fistulariidae

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n.
  1. cornetfishes; Fistulariidae

family Fistulinaceae

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n.
  1. a family of fungi closely related to the family Polyporaceae except that the tubes on the undersurface of the cap are separate from each other; Fistulinaceae

family Flacourtiaceae

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n.
  1. chiefly tropical trees and shrubs; Flacourtiaceae; flacourtia family

family Forficulidae

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n.
  1. typical earwigs; Forficulidae

family Formicariidae

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n.
  1. antbirds; Formicariidae

family Formicidae

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n.
  1. ants; Formicidae

family Fouquieriaceae

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n.
  1. small family of spiny shrubs or trees of southwestern United States; Fouquieriaceae

family Fregatidae

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n.
  1. frigate birds; Fregatidae

family Fringillidae

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n.
  1. finches: goldfinches; bullfinches; chaffinches; siskins; canaries; cardinals; grosbeaks; crossbills; linnets; buntings; Fringillidae

family Fucaceae

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n.
  1. small family of brown algae: gulfweeds; rockweeds; Fucaceae

family Fulgoridae

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n.
  1. plant hoppers: lantern flies; Fulgoridae

family Fumariaceae

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n.
  1. erect or climbing herbs of the northern hemisphere and southern Africa: bleeding heart; Dutchman's breeches; fumitory; squirrel corn; Fumariaceae; fumitory family

family Funkaceae

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n.
  1. one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; includes genus Hosta; Hostaceae; family Hostaceae; Funkaceae

family Furnariidae

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n.
  1. e.g. ovenbirds; Furnariidae

family Gadidae

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n.
  1. large family of important mostly marine food fishes; Gadidae

family Galbulidae

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n.
  1. jacamars; Galbulidae

family Gasterophilidae

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n.
  1. horse botflies; Gasterophilidae

family Gasterosteidae

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n.
  1. sticklebacks; Gasterosteidae

family Gavialidae

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n.
  1. gavials; Gavialidae

family Gavidae

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n.
  1. loon family; Gavidae

family Geastraceae

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n.
  1. a family of earthstar fungi belonging to the order Lycoperdales; Geastraceae

family Gekkonidae

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n.
  1. geckos; Gekkonidae

family Gelechiidae

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n.
  1. important economic pests; Gelechiidae

family Gempylidae

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n.
  1. snake mackerels; Gempylidae

family Gentianaceae

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n.
  1. chiefly herbaceous plants with showy flowers; some are cultivated as ornamentals; Gentianaceae; gentian family

family Geoglossaceae

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n.
  1. a family of fungi belonging to the order Helotiales; Geoglossaceae

family Geometridae

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n.
  1. measuring worms; Geometridae

family Geomyidae

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n.
  1. North American pocket gophers; Geomyidae

family Geophilidae

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n.
  1. small extremely elongate centipedes that live in earth; Geophilidae

family Geraniaceae

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n.
  1. chiefly herbaceous plants; Geraniaceae; geranium family

family Gerreidae

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n.
  1. mojarras; Gerreidae; Gerridae; family Gerridae

family Gerridae

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n.
  1. mojarras; Gerreidae; family Gerreidae; Gerridae
  2. an arthropod family that includes water striders; Gerrididae; family Gerrididae; Gerridae

family Gerrididae

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n.
  1. an arthropod family that includes water striders; Gerrididae; Gerridae; family Gerridae

family Gesneriaceae

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n.
  1. large family of tropical herbs or shrubs or lianas; in some classification systems placed in the order Scrophulariales; Gesneriaceae; gesneria family

family Gigartinaceae

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n.
  1. a family of protoctist; Gigartinaceae

family Ginkgoaceae

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n.
  1. constituting the order Ginkgoales; includes the genus Ginkgo and extinct forms; Ginkgoaceae; ginkgo family

family Giraffidae

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n.
  1. giraffes; Giraffidae

family Glareolidae

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n.
  1. Old World shorebirds: pratincoles and coursers; Glareolidae

family Gleicheniaceae

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n.
  1. a family of ferns belonging to order Filicales; Gleicheniaceae

family Gliridae

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n.
  1. dormice and other Old World forms; Gliridae

family Globigerinidae

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n.
  1. a family of protoctists; Globigerinidae

family Glossinidae

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n.
  1. flies closely related to the Muscidae: tsetse flies; Glossinidae

family Gnetaceae

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n.
  1. plants having small unisexual flowers and fleshy or winged fruit: in some classifications includes the genera Ephedra and Welwitschia as well as genus Gnetum; Gnetaceae

family Gobiesocidae

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n.
  1. clingfishes; Gobiesocidae

family Gobiidae

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n.
  1. gobies; Gobiidae

family Gomphotheriidae

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n.
  1. elephants extinct since the Pleistocene; Gomphotheriidae

family Gonorhynchidae

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n.
  1. coextensive with the genus Gonorhynchus; Gonorhynchidae

family Goodeniaceae

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n.
  1. a family of sappy plants that grow in Australasia and southeast China; Goodeniaceae; Goodenia family

family Gracilariidae

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n.
  1. leaf miners; Gracilariidae; Gracillariidae

family Graminaceae

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n.
  1. the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane; Gramineae; family Gramineae; Graminaceae; Poaceae; family Poaceae; grass family

family Gramineae

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n.
  1. the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane; Gramineae; Graminaceae; family Graminaceae; Poaceae; family Poaceae; grass family

family Grossulariaceae

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n.
  1. in some classifications considered a part of the family Saxifragaceae: plants whose fruit is a berry; Grossulariaceae; gooseberry family

family Gruidae

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n.
  1. cranes; Gruidae

family Gryllidae

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n.
  1. crickets; Gryllidae

family Guttiferae

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n.
  1. widely distributed family of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines that produce oils and resins and some usable timber; Guttiferae; Clusiaceae; family Clusiaceae; St John's wort family

family Gyrinidae

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n.
  1. whirligig beetles; Gyrinidae

family Hadrosauridae

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n.
  1. duck-billed dinosaurs; upper Cretaceous; Hadrosauridae

family Haematopodidae

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n.
  1. oystercatchers; Haematopodidae

family Haemodoraceae

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n.
  1. some genera placed in family Liliaceae; Haemodoraceae; bloodwort family

family Haemoproteidae

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n.
  1. bird parasites; Haemoproteidae

family Haemulidae

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n.
  1. grunts; Haemulidae

family Halictidae

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n.
  1. a family of small solitary bees; many are valuable pollinators for agriculture; Halictidae

family Haliotidae

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n.
  1. abalones; Haliotidae

family Haloragaceae

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n.
  1. a family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Myrtales; Haloragidaceae; family Haloragidaceae; Haloragaceae; water-milfoil family

family Haloragidaceae

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n.
  1. a family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Myrtales; Haloragidaceae; Haloragaceae; family Haloragaceae; water-milfoil family

family Hamamelidaceae

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n.
  1. comprises genera Hamamelis, Corylopsis, Fothergilla, Liquidambar, Parrotia, and other small genera; Hamamelidaceae; witch-hazel family

family Helicidae

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n.
  1. land snails including the common edible snail and some pests; Helicidae

family Helodermatidae

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n.
  1. only known venomous lizards; Helodermatidae

family Helotiaceae

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n.
  1. a fungus family of order Helotiales; Helotiaceae

family Helvellaceae

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n.
  1. family of false morels or lorchels; some are edible and some are poisonous; Helvellaceae

family Hemerobiidae

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n.
  1. brown lacewings; Hemerobiidae

family Hemerocallidaceae

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n.
  1. one of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; includes genus Hemerocallis; Hemerocallidaceae

family Hemiprocnidae

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n.
  1. tree swifts; Hemiprocnidae

family Hemiramphidae

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n.
  1. halfbeaks; marine and freshwater fishes closely related to the flying fishes but not able to glide; Hemiramphidae

family Heteromyidae

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n.
  1. small New World burrowing mouselike rodents with fur-lined cheek pouches and hind limbs and tail adapted to leaping; adapted to desert conditions: pocket mice; kangaroo mice; kangaroo rats; Heteromyidae

family Hexagrammidae

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n.
  1. greenlings; Hexagrammidae

family Hexanchidae

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n.
  1. primitive sharks; Hexanchidae

family Hippoboscidae

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n.
  1. winged or wingless dipterans: louse flies; Hippoboscidae

family Hippocastanaceae

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n.
  1. trees having showy flowers and inedible nutlike seeds in a leathery capsule; Hippocastanaceae; horse-chestnut family

family Hippopotamidae

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n.
  1. hippopotami; Hippopotamidae

family Hipposideridae

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n.
  1. Old World leafnose bats; Hipposideridae

family Hirudinidae

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n.
  1. a family of Hirudinea; Hirudinidae

family Hirundinidae

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n.
  1. swallows and martins; Hirundinidae

family Holocentridae

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n.
  1. squirrelfishes and soldierfishes; Holocentridae

family Holothuridae

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n.
  1. a family of Holothuroidea; Holothuridae

family Homaridae

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n.
  1. large-clawed lobsters; Homaridae

family Hominidae

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n.
  1. modern man and extinct immediate ancestors of man; Hominidae

family Hostaceae

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n.
  1. one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; includes genus Hosta; Hostaceae; Funkaceae; family Funkaceae

family Hyacinthaceae

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n.
  1. one of many families or subfamilies in which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; Hyacinthaceae

family Hyaenidae

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n.
  1. hyenas; Hyaenidae

family Hydnaceae

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n.
  1. tooth fungi; Hydnaceae

family Hydnoraceae

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n.
  1. a family of flowering plants in Africa and Argentina that are parasitic on the roots of other plants; Hydnoraceae

family Hydrangeaceae

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n.
  1. sometimes included in the family Saxifragaceae; Hydrangeaceae; hydrangea family

family Hydrobatidae

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n.
  1. storm petrels; Hydrobatidae

family Hydrocharidaceae

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n.
  1. simple nearly stemless freshwater aquatic plants; widely distributed; Hydrocharitaceae; family Hydrocharitaceae; Hydrocharidaceae; frogbit family; frog's-bit family

family Hydrocharitaceae

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n.
  1. simple nearly stemless freshwater aquatic plants; widely distributed; Hydrocharitaceae; Hydrocharidaceae; family Hydrocharidaceae; frogbit family; frog's-bit family

family Hydrochoeridae

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n.
  1. capybara; Hydrochoeridae

family Hydrophidae

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n.
  1. sea snakes; Hydrophidae

family Hydrophyllaceae

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n.
  1. perennial woodland herbs; Hydrophyllaceae; waterleaf family

family Hygrophoraceae

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n.
  1. a family of fungi belonging to the order Agaricales; the gills of these fungi have a clean waxy appearance; Hygrophoraceae

family Hylidae

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n.
  1. the amphibian family of tree frogs; Hylidae

family Hylobatidae

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n.
  1. used in some classifications for the lesser apes (gibbons and siamangs); sometimes considered a subfamily of Pongidae; Hylobatidae

family Hymenophyllaceae

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n.
  1. terrestrial (hygrophytic) or epiphytic ferns: filmy ferns; Hymenophyllaceae

family Hypericaceae

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n.
  1. used in some classification systems for plants usually included among the Guttiferae; Hypericaceae

family Hyperodontidae

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n.
  1. beaked whales; in some especially former classifications included in the family Physeteridae; Ziphiidae; family Ziphiidae; Hyperodontidae

family Hypocreaceae

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n.
  1. family of fungi having brightly colored fleshy or membranous ascocarps; sometimes placed in its own order Hypocreales; Hypocreaceae

family Hypodermatidae

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n.
  1. warble flies; Oestridae; family Oestridae; Hypodermatidae

family Hypoxidaceae

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n.
  1. in some classification systems included in the Amaryllidaceae; Hypoxidaceae

family Hystricidae

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n.
  1. Old World porcupines; Hystricidae

family Ibidiidae

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n.
  1. ibises; Threskiornithidae; family Threskiornithidae

family Ichneumonidae

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n.
  1. ichneumon flies; Ichneumonidae

family Ichthyosauridae

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n.
  1. later ichthyosaurs of the Jurassic and Cretaceous; widely distributed in both hemispheres; Ichthyosauridae

family Icteridae

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n.
  1. American orioles; American blackbirds; bobolinks; meadowlarks; Icteridae

family Iguania

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n.
  1. New World lizards; Iguanidae; family Iguanidae; Iguania

family Iguanidae

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n.
  1. New World lizards; Iguanidae; Iguania; family Iguania

family Iguanodontidae

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n.
  1. iguanodons; Iguanodontidae

family Indicatoridae

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n.
  1. honey guides; Indicatoridae

family Indriidae

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n.
  1. a family of Lemuroidea; Indriidae

family Ipidae

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n.
  1. large family of bark-boring or wood-boring short-beaked beetles; very destructive to forest and fruit trees; Scolytidae; family Scolytidae; Ipidae

family Irenidae

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n.
  1. a family of birds of the suborder Oscines; Irenidae

family Iridaceae

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n.
  1. large family of usually perennial geophytic herbs with rhizomes or corms or bulbs; Iridaceae; iris family

family Isoetaceae

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n.
  1. quillworts; coextensive with the genus Isoetes; Isoetaceae; quillwort family

family Istiophoridae

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n.
  1. sailfishes; spearfishes; marlins; Istiophoridae

family Isuridae

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n.
  1. in some classifications another name for the family Lamnidae; Isuridae

family Ixodidae

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n.
  1. hard ticks; Ixodidae

family Jassidae

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n.
  1. family of small leafhoppers coextensive with the Cicadellidae and not distinguished from it in some classifications; Jassidae

family Juglandaceae

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n.
  1. trees having usually edible nuts: butternuts; walnuts; hickories; pecans; Juglandaceae; walnut family

family Juncaceae

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n.
  1. tufted herbs resembling grasses: rushes; Juncaceae; rush family

family Juncaginaceae

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n.
  1. a family of monocotyledonous bog herbs of order Naiadales; Scheuchzeriaceae; family Scheuchzeriaceae; Juncaginaceae; arrow-grass family

family Jungermanniaceae

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n.
  1. comprising the leafy members of the order Jungermanniales; Jungermanniaceae

family Kalotermitidae

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n.
  1. primitive termites of warm regions; Kalotermitidae

family Kasuwonidae

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n.
  1. in some classifications considered a separate family comprising the oceanic bonitos; Katsuwonidae

family Kinosternidae

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n.
  1. mud turtles; musk turtles; Kinosternidae

family Kyphosidae

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n.
  1. sea chubs; Kyphosidae

family Labiatae

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n.
  1. a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary; Labiatae; Lamiaceae; family Lamiaceae; mint family

family Labridae

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n.
  1. wrasses; Labridae

family Lacertidae

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n.
  1. Old World lizards; Lacertidae

family Lactobacillaceae

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n.
  1. lactic acid bacteria and important pathogens; bacteria that ferment carbohydrates chiefly into lactic acid; Lactobacillaceae; Lactobacteriaceae; family Lactobacteriaceae

family Lactobacteriaceae

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n.
  1. lactic acid bacteria and important pathogens; bacteria that ferment carbohydrates chiefly into lactic acid; Lactobacillaceae; family Lactobacillaceae; Lactobacteriaceae

family Lamiaceae

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n.
  1. a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary; Labiatae; family Labiatae; Lamiaceae; mint family

family Laminariaceae

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n.
  1. large family of marine brown algae including many economically important large kelps chiefly of northern waters; Laminariaceae

family Lamnidae

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n.
  1. oceanic sharks; Lamnidae

family Lampridae

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n.
  1. opahs; Lampridae

family Lampyridae

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n.
  1. fireflies; Lampyridae

family Laniidae

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n.
  1. shrikes; Laniidae

family Lanthanotidae

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n.
  1. stout-bodied lizards; Lanthanotidae

family Lardizabalaceae

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n.
  1. thick-stemmed lianas and some shrubs; some have edible fruit; Lardizabalaceae; lardizabala family

family Laricariidae

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n.
  1. armored catfish; Laricariidae

family Laridae

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n.
  1. gull family: gulls and terns; Laridae

family Lasiocampidae

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n.
  1. tent caterpillars; eggars; lappet moths; Lasiocampidae

family Latimeridae

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n.
  1. extinct except for the coelacanth; Latimeridae

family Lauraceae

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n.
  1. a family of Lauraceae; Lauraceae; laurel family

family Lecanoraceae

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n.
  1. a fungus family of the division Lichenes; Lecanoraceae

family Lecythidaceae

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n.
  1. large tropical trees bearing large fruits with woody skins; Lecythidaceae

family Leguminosae

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n.
  1. a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae; Leguminosae; Fabaceae; family Fabaceae; legume family; pea family

family Leiopelmatidae

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n.
  1. primitive New Zealand frogs; Leiopelmatidae; Liopelmidae; family Liopelmidae

family Leitneriaceae

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n.
  1. coextensive with the genus Leitneria; commonly isolated in a distinct order; Leitneriaceae; corkwood family

family Lemnaceae

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n.
  1. family of small free-floating thalloid plants; Lemnaceae; duckweed family

family Lemuridae

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n.
  1. typical lemurs; of Madagascar; Lemuridae

family Lennoaceae

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n.
  1. family of fleshy parasitic herbs lacking green foliage and having heads of small flowers; California and Mexico; Lennoaceae

family Lentibulariaceae

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n.
  1. carnivorous aquatic or bog plants: genera Utricularia, Pinguicula, and Genlisea; Lentibulariaceae; bladderwort family

family Lepadidae

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n.
  1. goose barnacles; Lepadidae

family Lepidobotryaceae

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n.
  1. family created in 1950 solely for the classification of a distinctive African tree repeatedly classified in other families; trees long believed to exist only in Africa; Lepidobotryaceae

family Lepidodendraceae

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n.
  1. fossil plants characterized by conspicuous spirally arranged leaf scars on the trunk; Lepidodendraceae

family Lepiotaceae

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n.
  1. a family of fungi having free gills and a cap that is cleanly separable from the stalk; Lepiotaceae

family Lepismatidae

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n.
  1. firebrats; Lepismatidae

family Lepisosteidae

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n.
  1. comprises the genus Lepisosteus; Lepisosteidae

family Leporidae

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n.
  1. hares and rabbits; Leporidae

family Leptodactylidae

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n.
  1. New World frogs; in some classifications essentially coextensive with the family Bufonidae; Leptodactylidae

family Leptotyphlopidae

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n.
  1. blind snakes; Leptotyphlopidae

family Liliaceae

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n.
  1. includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae; Liliaceae; lily family

family Limacidae

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n.
  1. slugs; Limacidae

family Limulidae

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n.
  1. horseshoe crabs; Limulidae

family Linaceae

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n.
  1. a widely distributed family of plants; Linaceae; flax family

family Liopelmidae

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n.
  1. primitive New Zealand frogs; Leiopelmatidae; family Leiopelmatidae; Liopelmidae

family Liparidae

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n.
  1. snailfishes; Liparididae; family Liparididae; Liparidae

family Liparididae

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n.
  1. snailfishes; Liparididae; Liparidae; family Liparidae

family Lithodidae

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n.
  1. deep-sea crabs of cold waters; Lithodidae

family Littorinidae

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n.
  1. periwinkles; Littorinidae

family Loasaceae

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n.
  1. family of bristly hairy sometimes climbing plants; America and Africa and southern Arabia; Loasaceae; loasa family

family Lobeliaceae

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n.
  1. not recognized in all classification systems; in some classifications lobeliaceous plants are included in family Campanulaceae; Lobeliaceae; lobelia family

family Lobotidae

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n.
  1. tripletails; Lobotidae

family Locustidae

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n.
  1. short-horned grasshoppers; true locusts; Acrididae; family Acrididae; Locustidae

family Loganiaceae

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n.
  1. a dicotyledonous family of plants of order Gentianales; Loganiaceae

family Lomariopsidaceae

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n.
  1. small family of usually scandent ferns; Lomariopsidaceae

family Lophiidae

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n.
  1. large-headed marine fishes comprising the anglers; Lophiidae

family Lophosoriaceae

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n.
  1. very small family of tree ferns; Lophosoriaceae

family Loranthaceae

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n.
  1. in some classification includes Viscaceae: parasitic or hemiparasitic shrublets or shrubs or small trees of tropical and temperate regions; attach to hosts by haustoria; Loranthaceae; mistletoe family

family Lorisidae

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n.
  1. slow-moving omnivorous nocturnal primates of tropical Asia; usually tailless; Lorisidae

family Loxomataceae

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n.
  1. very small family of New Zealand ferns; Loxomataceae

family Lucanidae

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n.
  1. stag beetles; Lucanidae

family Lutjanidae

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n.
  1. snappers; Lutjanidae

family Luvaridae

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n.
  1. louvars; Luvaridae

family Lycaenidae

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n.
  1. family of small usually brilliantly colored butterflies; males have short forelegs; Lycaenidae

family Lycoperdaceae

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n.
  1. a fungus family belonging to the order Lycoperdales; includes puffballs; Lycoperdaceae

family Lycopodiaceae

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n.
  1. a family of ferns belonging to the order Lycopodiales; Lycopodiaceae; clubmoss family

family Lycosidae

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n.
  1. wolf spiders; Lycosidae

family Lygaeidae

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n.
  1. lygaeid bugs; Lygaeidae

family Lymantriidae

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n.
  1. tussock moths; Lymantriidae

family Lythraceae

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n.
  1. herbs and shrubs and small trees with pink or purple flowers; Lythraceae; loosestrife family

family Machilidae

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n.
  1. jumping bristletails; Machilidae

family Macropodidae

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n.
  1. kangaroos; wallabies; Macropodidae

family Macrorhamphosidae

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n.
  1. bellows fishes; Macrorhamphosidae

family Macrouridae

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n.
  1. grenadiers; Macrouridae; Macruridae; family Macruridae

family Macruridae

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n.
  1. grenadiers; Macrouridae; family Macrouridae; Macruridae

family Magnoliaceae

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n.
  1. subclass Magnoliidae: genera Liriodendron, Magnolia, and Manglietia; Magnoliaceae; magnolia family

family Majidae

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n.
  1. spider crabs; Majidae

family Malacanthidae

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n.
  1. short-headed marine fishes; often brightly colored; Malacanthidae

family Malpighiaceae

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n.
  1. tropical shrubs or trees; Malpighiaceae

family Malvaceae

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n.
  1. herbs and shrubs and some trees: mallows; cotton; okra; Malvaceae; mallow family

family Mammutidae

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n.
  1. extinct family: mastodons; Mammutidae; family Mastodontidae

family Manidae

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n.
  1. coextensive with the order Pholidota; Manidae

family Manteidae

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n.
  1. mantises; Mantidae; family Mantidae; Manteidae

family Mantidae

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n.
  1. mantises; Mantidae; Manteidae; family Manteidae

family Mantispidae

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n.
  1. mantispids; Mantispidae

family Marantaceae

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n.
  1. tropical perennial herbs with usually starchy rhizomes; Marantaceae; arrowroot family

family Marattiaceae

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n.
  1. constituting the order Marattiales: chiefly tropical eusporangiate ferns with gigantic fronds; Marattiaceae

family Marchantiaceae

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n.
  1. liverworts with prostrate and usually dichotomously branched thalli; Marchantiaceae

family Marsileaceae

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n.
  1. clover ferns; Marsileaceae

family Martyniaceae

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n.
  1. in most classifications not considered a separate family but included in the Pedaliaceae; Martyniaceae

family Mastodontidae

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n.
  1. extinct family: mastodons; Mammutidae; family Mammutidae

family Mastotermitidae

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n.
  1. primitive termites; Mastotermitidae

family Mayacaceae

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n.
  1. a monocotyledonous family of bog plants of order Xyridales; Mayacaceae

family Megachilidae

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n.
  1. leaf-cutting and mason bees; Megachilidae

family Megadermatidae

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n.
  1. Old World false vampire bats; Megadermatidae

family Megalonychidae

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n.
  1. mammal family consisting of the two-toed sloths; Megalonychidae

family Megalosauridae

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n.
  1. megalosaurs; Megalosauridae

family Megapodiidae

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n.
  1. megapodes; Megapodiidae

family Megatheriidae

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n.
  1. extinct ground sloths; Megatheriidae

family Melampsoraceae

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n.
  1. rust fungi; Melampsoraceae

family Melanthiaceae

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n.
  1. one of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted: includes Aletris; Narthecium; Veratrum; Melanthiaceae

family Melastomaceae

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n.
  1. a family of trees and bushes and herbs of order Myrtales; many are cultivated as ornamentals; Melastomataceae; family Melastomataceae; Melastomaceae; meadow-beauty family

family Melastomataceae

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n.
  1. a family of trees and bushes and herbs of order Myrtales; many are cultivated as ornamentals; Melastomataceae; Melastomaceae; family Melastomaceae; meadow-beauty family

family Meleagrididae

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n.
  1. turkeys and some extinct forms; Meleagrididae

family Meliaceae

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n.
  1. tropical trees and shrubs including many important timber and ornamental trees; Meliaceae; mahogany family

family Meliphagidae

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n.
  1. honey eaters; Meliphagidae

family Meloidae

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n.
  1. blister beetles; Meloidae

family Membracidae

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n.
  1. plant hoppers: treehoppers; Membracidae

family Menispermaceae

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n.
  1. herbaceous or woody climbers; Menispermaceae; moonseed family

family Menuridae

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n.
  1. lyrebirds; Menuridae

family Menyanthaceae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dicotyledonous family of marsh plants of order Gentianales; Menyanthaceae; buckbean family

family Meropidae

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n.
  1. bee-eaters; Meropidae

family Micrococcaceae

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n.
  1. spherical or elliptical usually aerobic eubacteria that produce yellow or orange or red pigment; includes toxin-producing forms as well as harmless commensals and saprophytes; Micrococcaceae

family Microdesmidae

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n.
  1. worm fish; Microdesmidae

family Microhylidae

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n.
  1. narrow-mouthed toads and sheep frogs; some burrow and some are arboreal; found worldwide; Microhylidae; Brevicipitidae; family Brevicipitidae

family Mimidae

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n.
  1. sometimes considered a subfamily of Troglodytidae: mockingbirds; catbirds; thrashers; Mimidae

family Mimosaceae

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n.
  1. family of spiny woody plants (usually shrubs or small trees) whose leaves mimic animals in sensitivity to touch; commonly included in the family Leguminosae; Mimosaceae

family Miridae

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n.
  1. leaf bugs; Miridae; Capsidae; family Capsidae

family Mniaceae

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n.
  1. family of erect mosses with club-shaped paraphyses and the hexagonal cells of the upper leaf surface; sometimes treated as a subfamily of Bryaceae; Mniaceae

family Mobulidae

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n.
  1. large rays lacking venomous spines: mantas; Mobulidae

family Molidae

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n.
  1. ocean sunfishes; Molidae

family Molossidae

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n.
  1. mastiff bats; freetail bats; Molossidae

family Momotidae

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n.
  1. a family of birds of the order Coraciiformes; Momotidae

family Moniliaceae

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n.
  1. family of imperfect fungi having white or brightly colored hyphae and spores that are produced directly on the mycelium and not aggregated in fruiting bodies; Moniliaceae

family Monocanthidae

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n.
  1. filefishes; Monocanthidae

family Monodontidae

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n.
  1. narwhals; Monodontidae

family Monotropaceae

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n.
  1. used in some classification for saprophytic herbs sometimes included in the family Pyrolaceae: genera Monotropa and Sarcodes; Monotropaceae

family Moraceae

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n.
  1. trees or shrubs having a milky juice; in some classifications includes genus Cannabis; Moraceae; mulberry family

family Morchellaceae

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n.
  1. a family of edible fungi including the true morels; Morchellaceae

family Motacillidae

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n.
  1. pipits and wagtails; Motacillidae

family Mucoraceae

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n.
  1. large family of chiefly saprophytic fungi that includes many common molds destructive to food products; Mucoraceae

family Mugilidae

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n.
  1. grey mullets; Mugilidae

family Mullidae

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n.
  1. goatfishes or red mullets; Mullidae

family Muraenidae

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n.
  1. marine eels; Muraenidae

family Muridae

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n.
  1. originally Old World rats now distributed worldwide; distinguished from the Cricetidae by typically lacking cheek pouches; Muridae

family Musaceae

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n.
  1. treelike tropical Asian herbs; Musaceae; banana family

family Muscicapidae

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n.
  1. Old World (true) flycatchers; Muscicapidae

family Muscidae

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n.
  1. two-winged flies especially the housefly; Muscidae

family Musophagidae

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n.
  1. touracos; Musophagidae

family Mustelidae

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n.
  1. weasels; polecats; ferrets; minks; fishers; otters; badgers; skunks; wolverines; martens; Mustelidae

family Mutillidae

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n.
  1. a family of wasps; Mutillidae

family Myacidae

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n.
  1. soft-shell clams; Myacidae

family Mycetophylidae

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n.
  1. fungus gnats; Mycetophilidae

family Mycobacteriaceae

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n.
  1. a family of bacteria; Mycobacteriaceae

family Mycoplasmataceae

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n.
  1. pleomorphic Gram-negative nonmotile microorganism similar to both viruses and bacteria; parasitic in mammals; Mycoplasmataceae

family Myctophidae

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n.
  1. deep-sea fishes comprising the lantern fishes; Myctophidae

family Myliobatidae

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n.
  1. eagle rays; Myliobatidae

family Mylodontidae

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n.
  1. extinct South American edentates; Mylodontidae

family Myricaceae

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n.
  1. constituting the order Myricales; Myricaceae; wax-myrtle family

family Myristicaceae

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n.
  1. family of aromatic tropical trees with arillate seeds; Myristicaceae; nutmeg family

family Myrmecophagidae

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n.
  1. New World anteaters; Myrmecophagidae

family Myrmeleontidae

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n.
  1. antlions; Myrmeleontidae

family Myrsinaceae

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n.
  1. family of Old World tropical trees and shrubs; some in Florida; Myrsinaceae; myrsine family

family Myrtaceae

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n.
  1. trees and shrubs yielding a fragrant oil; Myrtaceae; myrtle family

family Mysidae

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n.
  1. small shrimp-like crustaceans; Mysidae

family Mytilidae

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n.
  1. marine mussels; Mytilidae

family Myxinidae

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n.
  1. slime-producing marine animals: hagfishes; Myxinidae

family Myxobacteriaceae

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n.
  1. bacteria living mostly in soils and on dung; Polyangiaceae; family Polyangiaceae; Myxobacteriaceae

family Myxophyceae

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n.
  1. former terms for Cyanophyceae; Myxophyceae; Schizophyceae; family Schizophyceae

family Naiadaceae

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n.
  1. monotypic family of aquatic plants having narrow leaves and small flowers; Naiadaceae; Najadaceae; family Najadaceae; naiad family

family Najadaceae

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n.
  1. monotypic family of aquatic plants having narrow leaves and small flowers; Naiadaceae; family Naiadaceae; Najadaceae; naiad family

family Naticidae

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n.
  1. moonshells; Naticidae

family Nautilidae

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n.
  1. spiral-shelled cephalopods; Nautilidae

family Nepenthaceae

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n.
  1. coextensive with the genus Nepenthes; Nepenthaceae

family Nephropsidae

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n.
  1. in some classifications coextensive with the Homaridae; Nephropsidae

family Nepidae

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n.
  1. water scorpions; Nepidae

family Neritidae

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n.
  1. neritids; Neritidae

family Nidulariaceae

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n.
  1. bird's-nest fungi; Nidulariaceae

family Nitrobacteriaceae

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n.
  1. usually rod-shaped bacteria that oxidize ammonia or nitrites: nitrobacteria; Nitrobacteriaceae

family Noctuidae

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n.
  1. cutworms; armyworms; Noctuidae

family Nostocaceae

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n.
  1. blue-green algae; Nostocaceae

family Notonectidae

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n.
  1. aquatic carnivorous insects; Notonectidae

family Notoryctidae

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n.
  1. pouched moles; Notoryctidae

family Nummulitidae

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n.
  1. a family of fossil protoctists; Nummulitidae

family Nyctaginaceae

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n.
  1. a family of flowering plants of the order Caryophyllales; Nyctaginaceae; Allioniaceae; family Allioniaceae; four-o'clock family

family Nymphaeaceae

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n.
  1. dicot aquatic plants; Nymphaeaceae; water-lily family

family Nymphalidae

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n.
  1. large beautifully colored butterflies; Nymphalidae

family Nyssaceae

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n.
  1. a family of dicotyledonous trees of order Myrtales that includes the sour gum trees; Nyssaceae; sour-gum family; tupelo family

family Ochnaceae

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n.
  1. family of tropical evergreen trees and shrubs with thick shining parallel-veined leaves; Ochnaceae; ochna family

family Ochotonidae

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n.
  1. pikas and extinct forms; Ochotonidae

family Octopodidae

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n.
  1. a family of Octopoda; Octopodidae

family Odobenidae

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n.
  1. walruses and extinct forms; Odobenidae

family Odontaspididae

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n.
  1. sand sharks; in some classifications coextensive with family Carcharhinidae; Carchariidae; family Carchariidae; Odontaspididae

family Oedogoniaceae

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n.
  1. filamentous green algae; Oedogoniaceae

family Oestridae

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n.
  1. warble flies; Oestridae; Hypodermatidae; family Hypodermatidae

family Ogcocephalidae

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n.
  1. batfishes: sluggish bottom-dwelling spiny fishes; Ogcocephalidae

family Oleaceae

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n.
  1. trees and shrubs having berries or drupes or capsules as fruits; sometimes placed in the order Oleales: olive; ash; jasmine; privet; lilac; Oleaceae; olive family

family Oleandraceae

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n.
  1. one of a number of families into which Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems; Oleandraceae

family Onagraceae

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n.
  1. a large and widely distributed family of plants of the order Myrtales; Onagraceae; evening-primrose family

family Oniscidae

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n.
  1. a family of Isopoda; Oniscidae

family Ophidiidae

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n.
  1. eellike marine fishes; Ophidiidae

family Ophiodontidae

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n.
  1. fishes closely related to greenlings; Ophiodontidae

family Ophioglossaceae

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n.
  1. a family of succulent ferns of order Ophioglossales; cosmopolitan in distribution; Ophioglossaceae

family Opisthocomidae

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n.
  1. comprising the hoatzins; Opisthocomidae

family Opisthognathidae

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n.
  1. jawfishes; Opisthognathidae

family Orchestiidae

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n.
  1. beach fleas; Orchestiidae

family Orchidaceae

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n.
  1. enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers; Orchidaceae; orchid family

family Orectolobidae

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n.
  1. nurse sharks and carpet sharks; Orectolobidae

family Oriolidae

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n.
  1. Old World orioles; Oriolidae

family Ornithorhynchidae

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n.
  1. platypus; Ornithorhynchidae

family Orobanchaceae

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n.
  1. brown or yellow leafless herbs; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales; Orobanchaceae; broomrape family

family Orycteropodidae

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n.
  1. aardvarks; Orycteropodidae

family Oscillatoriaceae

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n.
  1. blue green algae; Oscillatoriaceae

family Osmeridae

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n.
  1. smelts; Osmeridae

family Osmundaceae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large family of ferns widely distributed in temperate and tropical areas; Osmundaceae

family Osteoglossidae

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n.
  1. a family of large fishes that live in freshwater; includes bandfish and bonytongues; Osteoglossidae

family Ostraciidae

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n.
  1. boxfishes; Ostraciidae; family Ostraciontidae

family Ostraciontidae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. boxfishes; Ostraciidae; family Ostraciidae

family Ostreidae

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n.
  1. oysters; Ostreidae

family Otariidae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. eared seals: sea lions and fur seals; Otariidae

family Otididae

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n.
  1. bustards; Otididae

family Oxalidaceae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a family of widely distributed herbs of the order Geraniales; have compound leaves and pentamerous flowers; Oxalidaceae; wood-sorrel family

family Oxyuridae

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n.
  1. pinworms; Oxyuridae

family Paeoniaceae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. perennial rhizomatous herbs and shrubs; of temperate Europe and North America; Paeoniaceae; peony family

family Paguridae

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n.
  1. hermit crabs; Paguridae

family Palaemonidae

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n.
  1. prawns; Palaemonidae

family Palinuridae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. spiny lobsters; Palinuridae

family Palmaceae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales; Palmae; family Palmae; Palmaceae; Arecaceae; family Arecaceae; palm family

family Palmae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales; Palmae; Palmaceae; family Palmaceae; Arecaceae; family Arecaceae; palm family

family Pandanaceae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. family of woody plants of the order Pandanales including pandanus; Pandanaceae; screw-pine family

family Pandionidae

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n.
  1. ospreys; Pandionidae

family Panorpidae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a family of insects of the order Mecoptera; Panorpidae

family Papaveraceae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. herbs or shrubs having milky and often colored juices and capsular fruits; Papaveraceae; poppy family

family Papilionacea

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. leguminous plants whose flowers have butterfly-shaped corollas; commonly included in the family Leguminosae; Papilionaceae

family Paradisaeidae

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n.
  1. birds of paradise; Paradisaeidae

family Paridae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. titmice and chickadees; Paridae

family Parkeriaceae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. coextensive with the genus Ceratopteris; sometimes included in family Polypodiaceae; Parkeriaceae

family Parmeliaceae

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n.
  1. a family of lichens; Parmeliaceae

family Parulidae

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n.
  1. New World warblers; Parulidae

family Passeridae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. true sparrows: Old world birds formerly considered weaverbirds; Passeridae

family Passifloraceae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tropical woody tendril-climbing vines; Passifloraceae; passionflower family

family Patellidae

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n.
  1. marine limpets; Patellidae

family Pectinidae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. scallops; Pectinidae

family Pedaliaceae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the family of plants of order Polemoniales; Pedaliaceae; sesame family

family Pediculidae

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n.
  1. true lice: human lice and related forms; Pediculidae

family Pelecanidae

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n.
  1. pelicans; Pelecanidae

family Pelecanoididae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. diving petrels; Pelecanoididae

family Pelobatidae

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n.
  1. the amphibian family of spadefoot toads; Pelobatidae

family Pempheridae

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n.
  1. sweepers; Pempheridae

family Peneidae

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n.
  1. tropical prawns; Peneidae

family Pennatulidae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. sea pens; Pennatulidae

family Peramelidae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. bandicoots; Peramelidae

family Percidae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. active freshwater fishes; true perches and pike perches; Percidae

family Percophidae

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n.
  1. percoid flatheads; Percophidae

family Peridiniidae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. marine and freshwater dinoflagellates; Peridiniidae

family Peripatidae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a family of Onychophora; Peripatidae

family Peripatopsidae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a family of Onychophora; Peripatopsidae

family Peronosporaceae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. parasitic fungi: downy mildews; Peronosporaceae

family Pertusariaceae

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n.
  1. a fungus family of division Lichenes; Pertusariaceae

family Petromyzontidae

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n.
  1. lampreys; Petromyzontidae

family Pezizaceae

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n.
  1. large family comprising many typical cup fungi; Pezizaceae

family Phaethontidae

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n.
  1. tropicbirds; Phaethontidae

family Phalacrocoracidae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. cormorants; Phalacrocoracidae

family Phalangeridae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. phalangers; koalas; Phalangeridae

family Phalangiidae

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n.
  1. a family of Phalangida; Phalangiidae

family Phalaropidae

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n.
  1. phalaropes; Phalaropidae

family Phallaceae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a family of fungi belonging to the order Phallales and comprising the true stinkhorns; Phallaceae

family Phasianidae

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n.
  1. pheasants; quails; partridges; Phasianidae

family Phasmatidae

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n.
  1. stick insects; Phasmidae; family Phasmidae; Phasmatidae

family Phasmidae

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n.
  1. stick insects; Phasmidae; Phasmatidae; family Phasmatidae

family Phillidae

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n.
  1. leaf insects; Phyllidae; family Phyllidae; Phillidae

family Phocidae

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n.
  1. earless seals; Phocidae

family Phoenicopteridae

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n.
  1. flamingos; Phoenicopteridae

family Phoeniculidae

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n.
  1. wood hoopoes; Phoeniculidae

family Pholadidae

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n.
  1. a family of Bivalvia; Pholadidae

family Pholidae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a family of fish of suborder Blennioidea; Pholidae; family Pholididae

family Pholididae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a family of fish of suborder Blennioidea; Pholidae; family Pholidae

family Phthiriidae

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n.
  1. crab lice; Phthiriidae

family Phyllidae

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n.
  1. leaf insects; Phyllidae; Phillidae; family Phillidae

family Phyllocladaceae

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n.
  1. a family of Phyllocladaceae; Phyllocladaceae

family Phyllostomatidae

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n.
  1. New World leaf-nosed bats; Phyllostomidae; family Phyllostomidae; Phyllostomatidae

family Phyllostomidae

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n.
  1. New World leaf-nosed bats; Phyllostomidae; Phyllostomatidae; family Phyllostomatidae

family Phylloxeridae

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n.
  1. plant lice; Phylloxeridae

family Physeteridae

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n.
  1. sperm whales; Physeteridae

family Physidae

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n.
  1. freshwater snails; Physidae

family Phytolaccaceae

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. chiefly tropical herbaceous plants (including shrubs and trees) with racemose flowers: genera Phytolacca, Agdestis, Ercilla, Rivina, Trichostigma; Phytolaccaceae; pokeweed family

family Picidae

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  1. woodpeckers; Picidae

family Pieridae

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n.
  1. arthropod family including cabbage butterflies; sulphur butterflies; Pieridae

family Pinaceae

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n.
  1. a family of Pinaceae; Pinaceae; pine family

family Pinnotheridae

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n.
  1. tiny soft-bodied crabs; Pinnotheridae

family Piperaceae

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n.
  1. tropical woody vines and herbaceous plants having aromatic herbage and minute flowers in spikelets; Piperaceae; pepper family

family Pipidae

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n.
  1. tongueless frogs; Pipidae

family Pipridae

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n.
  1. manakins; Pipridae

family Pittidae

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n.
  1. pittas; Pittidae

family Plantaginaceae

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n.
  1. cosmopolitan family of small herbs and a few shrubs; most are troublesome weeds; Plantaginaceae; plantain family

family Plasmodiidae

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n.
  1. malaria parasites; Plasmodiidae

family Plasmodiophoraceae

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n.
  1. family of fungi often causing hypertrophy in seed plants; Plasmodiophoraceae

family Plataleidae

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n.
  1. spoonbills; Plataleidae

family Platanaceae

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n.
  1. coextensive with the genus Platanus: plane trees; Platanaceae; plane-tree family

family Platanistidae

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n.
  1. river dolphins; Platanistidae

family Platycephalidae

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n.
  1. scorpaenoid flatheads; Platycephalidae

family Plethodontidae

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n.
  1. small mostly terrestrial New World salamanders having neither lungs nor gills as adults; Plethodontidae

family Pleurobrachiidae

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n.
  1. sea gooseberries; Pleurobrachiidae

family Pleuronectidae

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n.
  1. righteye flounders; Pleuronectidae

family Ploceidae

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n.
  1. weaverbirds; Ploceidae

family Plumbaginaceae

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n.
  1. perennial herbs and shrubs and lianas; cosmopolitan especially in saltwater areas; Plumbaginaceae; leadwort family; sea-lavender family

family Pluteaceae

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n.
  1. a family of fungi belonging to the order Agaricales; Pluteaceae

family Poaceae

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n.
  1. the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane; Gramineae; family Gramineae; Graminaceae; family Graminaceae; Poaceae; grass family

family Podargidae

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n.
  1. frogmouths; Podargidae

family Podicipedidae

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n.
  1. coextensive with the order Podicipitiformes; Podicipedidae

family Podocarpaceae

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n.
  1. gymnosperms with simple persistent needlelike or scalelike leaves; Podocarpaceae; podocarpus family

family Poeciliidae

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n.
  1. topminnows; Poeciliidae

family Polemoniaceae

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n.
  1. a widely distributed family of chiefly herbaceous plants of the order Polemoniales; often have showy flowers; Polemoniaceae; phlox family

family Polyangiaceae

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n.
  1. bacteria living mostly in soils and on dung; Polyangiaceae; Myxobacteriaceae; family Myxobacteriaceae

family Polygalaceae

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n.
  1. trees, shrubs, and herbs widely distributed throughout both hemispheres; Polygalaceae; milkwort family

family Polygonaceae

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n.
  1. a family of plants of order Polygonales chiefly of the north temperate zone; includes the buckwheats; Polygonaceae; buckwheat family

family Polynemidae

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n.
  1. threadfins; Polynemidae

family Polyodontidae

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n.
  1. paddlefishes; Polyodontidae

family Polypedatidae

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n.
  1. Old World tree frogs; Polypedatidae

family Polypodiaceae

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  1. ferns: a large family that in some classification systems has been subdivided into several families (including Aspleniaceae and Blechnaceae and Davalliaceae and Dennstaedtiaceae and Dryopteridaceae and Oleandraceae and Pteridaceae); Polypodiaceae

family Polyporaceae

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  1. fungi that become corky or woody with age, often forming shelflike growths on trees; Polyporaceae

family Pomacentridae

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  1. damselfishes; Pomacentridae

family Pomatomidae

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  1. food and game fishes related to pompanos; Pomatomidae

family Pongidae

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  1. usually considered as comprising orangutans; gorillas; chimpanzees; and sometimes gibbons; Pongidae

family Pontederiaceae

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  1. aquatic or bog plants; Pontederiaceae; pickerelweed family

family Porcellionidae

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  1. sow bugs; Porcellionidae

family Portulacaceae

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  1. family of usually succulent herbs; cosmopolitan in distribution especially in Americas; Portulacaceae; purslane family

family Portunidae

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  1. swimming crabs; Portunidae

family Potamogalidae

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  1. otter shrews; Potamogalidae

family Potamogetonaceae

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  1. plants that grow in ponds and slow streams; sometimes includes family Zosteraceae; Potamogetonaceae; pondweed family

family Priacanthidae

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  1. small carnivorous percoid fishes found worldwide in tropical seas; Priacanthidae

family Primulaceae

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  1. a dicotyledonous family of the order Primulales with a regular flower; widely distributed in the northern hemisphere; Primulaceae; primrose family

family Pristidae

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  1. large primitive rays with elongated snouts; Pristidae

family Procaviidae

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  1. includes all recent members of the order Hyracoidea; Procaviidae

family Procellariidae

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  1. petrels; fulmars; shearwaters; Procellariidae

family Procyonidae

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  1. raccoons; coatis; cacomistles; kinkajous; and sometimes pandas; Procyonidae

family Proteaceae

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  1. large family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers; constitutes the order Proteales; Proteaceae; protea family

family Proteidae

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  1. mud puppies; Proteidae

family Prunellidae

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  1. hedge sparrow; Prunellidae

family Pseudococcidae

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  1. scalelike insects: mealybugs; Pseudococcidae

family Pseudomonodaceae

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  1. rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; include important plant and animal pathogens; Pseudomonodaceae

family Psilophytaceae

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  1. Paleozoic plants; Psilophytaceae

family Psilotaceae

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  1. small family of lower ferns having nearly naked stems and minute scalelike leaves; Psilotaceae

family Psittacidae

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  1. coextensive with the order Psittaciformes; Psittacidae

family Psocidae

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  1. a family of small soft-bodied insects that feed on decaying vegetation; related to booklice; Psocidae

family Psophiidae

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  1. trumpeters; Psophiidae

family Psychodidae

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  1. very small two-winged flies with hairy wings that develop in moss and damp vegetable matter: sand flies; Psychodidae

family Psyllidae

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  1. jumping plant lice; Psyllidae; Chermidae; family Chermidae

family Pteridaceae

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  1. one of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems; Pteridaceae is itself in turn sometimes further subdivided; Pteridaceae

family Pteriidae

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  1. pearl oysters; Pteriidae

family Pteroclididae

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  1. sandgrouses; Pteroclididae

family Pterodactylidae

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  1. a reptile family in the order Pterosauria; Pterodactylidae

family Ptilonorhynchidae

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  1. bowerbirds; Ptilonorhynchidae

family Pucciniaceae

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  1. large important family of rust fungi; Pucciniaceae

family Pulicidae

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  1. many common fleas attacking humans and domestic animals; Pulicidae

family Punicaceae

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  1. one species: pomegranates; Punicaceae

family Pygopodidae

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  1. Australian and Tasmanian lizards; Pygopodidae

family Pyralidae

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  1. bee moths; corn borers; flour moths; Pyralidae; Pyralididae; family Pyralididae

family Pyralididae

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  1. bee moths; corn borers; flour moths; Pyralidae; family Pyralidae; Pyralididae

family Pyrolaceae

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  1. evergreen herbs of temperate regions: genera Pyrola, Chimaphila, Moneses, Orthilia; Pyrolaceae; wintergreen family

family Pyrrhocoridae

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  1. firebugs; Pyrrhocoridae

family Pythiaceae

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  1. fungi having sporangia usually borne successively and singly at the tips of branching sporangiophores; Pythiaceae

family Pythonidae

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  1. in some classifications a family separate from Boidae comprising Old World boas; Pythonidae

family Rachycentridae

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  1. family of pelagic fishes containing solely the cobia; Rachycentridae

family Rafflesiaceae

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  1. a family of parasitic plants of the order Aristolochiales; Rafflesiaceae

family Rajidae

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  1. bottom-dwelling tropical rays: skates; Rajidae

family Rallidae

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  1. rails; crakes; gallinules; coots; Rallidae

family Ramphastidae

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  1. toucans; Ramphastidae

family Ranidae

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  1. a family nearly cosmopolitan in distribution: true frogs; Ranidae

family Ranunculaceae

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  1. a family of Ranunculaceae; Ranunculaceae; buttercup family; crowfoot family

family Rapateaceae

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  1. South American herbs somewhat resembling members of the Juncaceae; Rapateaceae

family Raphidae

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  1. extinct dodos and solitaires; Raphidae

family Raphidiidae

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  1. a family of arthropods of the suborder Megaloptera, including snakeflies; Raphidiidae

family Recurvirostridae

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  1. long-legged shorebirds; Recurvirostridae

family Reduviidae

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  1. assassin bugs; Reduviidae

family Regalecidae

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  1. ribbonfishes; Regalecidae

family Resedaceae

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  1. mainly Mediterranean herbs: mignonette; Resedaceae; mignonette family

family Rhamnaceae

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  1. trees and shrubs usually thorny bearing drupaceous fruit many having medicinal value; Rhamnaceae; buckthorn family

family Rheidae

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  1. a family of birds coextensive with the order Rheiformes; Rheidae

family Rhincodontidae

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  1. small-toothed sharks comprising only one species; Rhincodontidae

family Rhinobatidae

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  1. primitive rays with guitar-shaped bodies; Rhinobatidae

family Rhinocerotidae

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  1. rhinoceroses; Rhinocerotidae; rhinoceros family

family Rhinolophidae

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  1. Old World leaf-nosed bats; Rhinolophidae

family Rhinotermitidae

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  1. large widely distributed family of termites of temperate to tropical regions; Rhinotermitidae

family Rhiptoglossa

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  1. Old World chameleons; in some classifications they are considered a superfamily of Sauria; Chamaeleontidae; family Chamaeleontidae; Chamaeleonidae; family Chamaeleonidae; Rhiptoglossa

family Rhizobiaceae

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  1. a small family of rod-shaped bacteria; Rhizobiaceae

family Rhizophoraceae

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  1. trees and shrubs that usually form dense jungles along tropical seacoasts; Rhizophoraceae; mangrove family

family Rhizopogonaceae

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  1. a family of fungi of order Hymenogastrales having round subterranean sporophores; Rhizopogonaceae

family Rhodymeniaceae

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  1. a family of protoctist; Rhodymeniaceae

family Rhyniaceae

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  1. primitive plants of the Paleozoic; Rhyniaceae

family Rickettsiaceae

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  1. microorganism resembling bacteria inhabiting arthropod tissues but capable of causing disease in vertebrates; Rickettsiaceae

family Roccellaceae

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  1. a fungus family of division Lichenes; Roccellaceae

family Roridulaceae

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  1. in some classifications included in the family Droseraceae; Roridulaceae

family Rosaceae

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  1. a large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens; Rosaceae; rose family

family Rubiaceae

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  1. widely distributed family of mostly tropical trees and shrubs and herbs; includes coffee and chinchona and gardenia and madder and bedstraws and partridgeberry; Rubiaceae; madder family

family Ruscaceae

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  1. one of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; Ruscaceae

family Russulaceae

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  1. used in some classification systems for the genus Russula; Russulaceae

family Rutaceae

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  1. a family of dicotyledonous plants of order Geraniales; have flowers that are divide into four or five parts and usually have a strong scent; Rutaceae; rue family

family Rynchopidae

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  1. coextensive with the genus Rynchops: skimmers; Rynchopidae

family Saccharomycetaceae

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  1. family of fungi comprising the typical yeasts: reproduce by budding and ferment carbohydrates; Saccharomycetaceae

family Sagittariidae

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  1. secretary birds; Sagittariidae

family Salamandridae

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  1. salamanders; Salamandridae

family Salicaceae

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  1. two genera of trees or shrubs having hairy catkins: Salix; Populus; Salicaceae; willow family

family Salmonidae

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  1. salmon and trout; Salmonidae

family Salpidae

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  1. a small family of tunicates in the class Thaliacea; Salpidae

family Salvadoraceae

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  1. a family of Old World shrubs and trees of order Gentianales; related to Oleaceae but having four stamens and four petals; Salvadoraceae; Salvadora family

family Salviniaceae

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  1. water ferns; Salviniaceae

family Santalaceae

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  1. chiefly tropical herbs or shrubs or trees bearing nuts or one-seeded fruit; Santalaceae; sandalwood family

family Sapindaceae

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  1. chiefly tropical New and Old World deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs bearing leathery drupes with yellow translucent flesh; most plants produce toxic saponins; Sapindaceae; soapberry family

family Sapotaceae

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  1. tropical trees or shrubs with milky juice and often edible fleshy fruit; Sapotaceae; sapodilla family

family Sarcoptidae

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  1. small whitish mites; Sarcoptidae

family Sarcoscyphaceae

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  1. family of fungi belonging to the order Pezizales; Sarcoscyphaceae

family Sarraceniaceae

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  1. insectivorous plants; Sarraceniaceae; pitcher-plant family

family Saturniidae

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  1. important and widely distributed family of moths including some of the largest insects known; Saturniidae

family Satyridae

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  1. a widely distributed family of butterflies common near the edges of woods; Satyridae

family Saururaceae

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  1. family of perennial aromatic herbs: genera Saururus, Anemopsis, Houttuynia; Saururaceae; lizard's-tail family

family Saxifragaceae

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  1. a large and diverse family of evergreen or deciduous herbs; widely distributed in northern temperate and cold regions; sometimes includes genera of the family Hydrangeaceae; Saxifragaceae; saxifrage family

family Scarabaeidae

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  1. scarab or dung beetles; Scarabaeidae

family Scaridae

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  1. parrotfishes; Scaridae

family Scheuchzeriaceae

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  1. a family of monocotyledonous bog herbs of order Naiadales; Scheuchzeriaceae; Juncaginaceae; family Juncaginaceae; arrow-grass family

family Schistosomatidae

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  1. a family of Trematoda; Schistosomatidae

family Schizaeaceae

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  1. small family of mainly tropical ferns; Schizaeaceae

family Schizophyceae

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  1. former terms for Cyanophyceae; Myxophyceae; family Myxophyceae; Schizophyceae

family Schizosaccharomycetaceae

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  1. a family of fungi belonging to order Endomycetales; Schizosaccharomycetaceae

family Sciadopityaceae

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  1. family comprising a single genus that until recently was considered part of Taxodiaceae; Sciadopityaceae

family Sciaenidae

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  1. warm-water marine fishes including the drums and grunts and croakers and sea trout; Sciaenidae

family Sciaridae

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  1. fungus gnats; Sciaridae

family Scincidae

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  1. skinks; Scincidae

family Sciuridae

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  1. a mammal family of true squirrels including: ground squirrels; marmots; chipmunks; flying squirrels; spermophiles; Sciuridae

family Sclerodermataceae

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  1. a family of fungi or order Sclerodermatales with a single-layered peridium; includes earthballs; Sclerodermataceae

family Sclerotiniaceae

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  1. a fungus family of order Helotiales; Sclerotiniaceae

family Scolopacidae

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  1. sandpiper family: sa