Family vs Microsclerodermin - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between family and microsclerodermin

is that family is (lb) a group of people who are closely related to one another (by blood or marriage); for example, a set of parents and their children; an immediate family while microsclerodermin is (biology) a family of macrocyclic compounds derived from a marine sponge.

As an adjective family

is suitable for children and adults.

family

English

Noun

  • (lb) A group of people who are closely related to one another (by blood or marriage); for example, a set of parents and their children; an immediate family.
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  • *:Such a scandal as the prosecution of a brother for forgery—with a verdict of guilty—is a most truly horrible, deplorable, fatal thing. It takes the respectability out of a family' perhaps at a critical moment, when the ' family is just assuming the robes of respectability:it is a black spot which all the soaps ever advertised could never wash off.
  • *{{quote-magazine, title=Towards the end of poverty
  • , date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838, page=11, magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=America’s poverty line is $63 a day for a family of four. In the richer parts of the emerging world $4 a day is the poverty barrier. But poverty’s scourge is fiercest below $1.25 ([…]): people below that level live lives that are poor, nasty, brutish and short.}}
  • (lb) An extended family; a group of people who are related to one another by blood or marriage.
  • *1915', William T. Groves, ''A History and Genealogy of the Groves '''Family in America
  • (lb) A (close-knit) group of people related by blood, marriage, law, or custom, especially if they live or work together.
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  • A rank in the classification of organisms, below order and above genus; a taxon at that rank.
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  • *:The closest affinities of the Jubulaceae are with the Lejeuneaceae. The two families share in common: a elaters usually 1-spiral, trumpet-shaped and fixed to the capsule valves, distally.
  • (lb) Any group or aggregation of things classed together as kindred or related from possessing in common characteristics which distinguish them from other things of the same order.
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  • A group of instruments having the same basic method of tone production.
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  • A group of languages believed to have descended from the same ancestral language.
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  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-14, author=(Jonathan Freedland)
  • , volume=189, issue=1, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Obama's once hip brand is now tainted , passage=Now we are liberal with our innermost secrets, spraying them into the public ether with a generosity our forebears could not have imagined. Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet.}}

    Usage notes

    * In some dialects, (family) is used as a plurale tantum.

    Synonyms

    * see also * see also nuclear family, immediate family, extended family

    Derived terms

    * family of curves (matematics)

    Adjective

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  • Suitable for children and adults.
  • It's not good for a date, it's a family restaurant.
    Some animated movies are not just for kids, they are family movies.
  • Conservative, traditional.
  • The cultural struggle is for the survival of family values against all manner of atheistic amorality.
  • (slang) Homosexual.
  • I knew he was family when I first met him.

    Derived terms

    * baby of the family * blended family * extended family * family affair * family business * family dissident * family doctor * family heirloom * family history * family jewels * family leave * family man * family medicine * family name * family planning * family rebel * family rebellion * family restaurant * family reunion * family tree * family values * first family * foster family * framily * immediate family * in a family way * keep it in the family * language family * nuclear family * royal family

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    microsclerodermin

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (biology) A family of macrocyclic compounds derived from a marine sponge.