\fˈabe͡ɪsˌiː], \fˈabeɪsˌiː], \f_ˈa_b_eɪ_s_ˌiː]\
Definitions of FABACEAE
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The large family of plants characterized by pods. Some are edible and some cause LATHYRISM; or FAVISM; and other forms of poisoning. Other species yield useful materials like gums from ACACIA and various lectins like PHYTOHEMAGGLUTININ from PHASEOLUS. Many of them harbor nitrogen-fixing bacteria on their roots.
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