phragmocyttarous

adjective phrag·mo·cyt·ta·rous \¦fragmō¦sitərəs\

Definition of phragmocyttarous

  1. :  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 — more at hide


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