Definition of malvaceous in English:


Line breaks: mal|va¦ceous
Pronunciation: /malˈveɪʃəs


Relating to or denoting plants of the mallow family (Malvaceae).
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  • The malvaceous hosts were incubated at 30°C and symptoms were recorded after a two week period.
  • The large malvaceous genus Abutilon is in need of critical revisionary study.
  • It is also found in natural infections of several leguminous and malvaceous species.


late 17th century: from modern Latin Malvaceae (plural), based on Latin malva 'mallow', + -ous.

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