phragmosis

noun
phrag·​mo·​sis | \ fragˈmōsə̇s \
plural -es

Definition of phragmosis

: 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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History and Etymology for phragmosis

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

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“Phragmosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phragmosis. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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