phragma

noun
phrag·​ma | \ ˈfragmə \
plural phragmata\ -​mətə , -​mətə \ also phragmas

Definition of phragma

1 : a septum or partial diaphragm especially : an infolded part or inwardly extending process of the walls of the thorax of an insect or other arthropod
2 : a false dissepiment in a plant ovary

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History and Etymology for phragma

New Latin, from Greek phragma fence, from phrassein, phrattein to enclose, fence in

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“Phragma.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phragma. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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