phragmocyttarous

adjective

phrag·​mo·​cyt·​ta·​rous
¦fragmō¦sitərəs
: 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

Word History

Etymology

phragmo- (from Greek phragmos fence, fencing in) + Greek kyttaros cell of a honeycomb; akin to Greek kytos hollow vessel

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“Phragmocyttarous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phragmocyttarous. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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