noun phrag·ma \ˈfragmə\

Definition of phragma



\-mətə, -mətə\ also


  1. 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. 2 :  a false dissepiment in a plant ovary

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Origin and Etymology of phragma

New Latin, from Greek phragma fence, from phrassein, phrattein to enclose, fence in — more at farce

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capable of being understood in two ways

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