Trema

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noun

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

-trema

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noun combining form

-tre·​ma
‧ˈtrēmə
1
plural -tremas
-məz
or -tremata
-mətə,
-mətə
: hole : orifice : opening
helicotrema
2
: creature having (such) an opening
in generic names
Eurytrema

Word History

Etymology

Noun

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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“Trema.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trema. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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