Trema

noun Tre·ma \ ˈtrēmə \

Definition of Trema

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

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Origin and Etymology of trema

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


-trema

noun combining form -tre·ma \ ‧ˈtrēmə \

Definition of -trema

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

Origin and Etymology of -trema

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


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