Tre·​ma | \ ˈtrēmə \

Definition of Trema

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a genus of tropical shrubs and trees (family Ulmaceae) having alternate distichous leaves and cymose polygamous flowers succeeded by small drupes
-tre·​ma | \ ‧ˈtrēmə \

Definition of -trema (Entry 2 of 2)

1 plural -tremas\ -​məz \ or -tremata\ -​mətə , -​mətə \ : hole : orifice : opening helicotrema
2 : creature having (such) an opening in generic namesEurytrema

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History and Etymology for Trema


New Latin Tremat-, Trema, from Greek trēmat-, trēma hole

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New Latin -tremat-, -trema, from Greek trēmat-, trēma hole

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“Trema.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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