Acea meaning

ā′shēə, ā′shə; āsēə
The scientific name of a (specified) class or order.
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(taxonomy) Used to form taxonomic names of superfamilies of plants, algae and fungi.
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Origin of acea

  • L, neut. pl. of -aceus

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • From Latin -acea, neutral plural of -aceus: belonging to, the nature of (enlarged from adjective suffix -ax, genitive -acis).

    From Wiktionary