Tre·​ma | \ ˈtrēmə\

Definition of Trema

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: 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 names Eurytrema

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History and Etymology for Trema


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

Noun combining form

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

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