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n Bot. Family of dicotyledonous plants within the order Caryophyllales, akin to the Phytolaccaceae, comprising only one species native to the tropical regions of South America.

Type genus: Agdestis.


From modern Latin Agdestidaceae; from Agdestis, name of a plant genus; and the Latin suffix -aceae, «-aceous».