Definition of phragmocyttarous
: of, relating to, or being a type of nest of social wasps (family Vespidae) in which the layers of brood comb are attached by the periphery to the envelope — compare poecilocyttarous
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Origin and Etymology of phragmocyttarous
phragmo- (from Greek phragmos fence, fencing in) + Greek kyttaros cell of a honeycomb; akin to Greek kytos hollow vessel
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