family defined in 1951 yearfamily - family;
family - One of the kinds of group used in classifying organisms. Consists of a number of similar genera (sometimes of only one genus). Similar families are grouped in an order. In zoology, name of a family ends in - idae\ in botany usually in - ceae. Families of flowering plants used to be called natural orders. See also: Classification.
near family in Knolik
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