phragmosis

noun phrag·mo·sis \fragˈmōsə̇s\

Definition of phragmosis

plural

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  1. :  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)

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Origin and Etymology of phragmosis

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


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