plural phragmata
also phragmas
: 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
: a false dissepiment in a plant ovary

Word History


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

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“Phragma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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