plural -es
: a method of closing the burrow or nest by means of some specially adapted part of the body (as the flattened head in some ants)

Word History


New Latin, from Greek phragmos fence, fencing in + New Latin -osis

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“Phragmosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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