sub·​frag·​ment ˌsəb-ˈfrag-mənt How to pronounce subfragment (audio)
variants or sub-fragment
plural subfragments or sub-fragments
: a piece that is detached, broken off, or derived from a larger fragment
myosin subfragments

Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subfragment was in 1922

Dictionary Entries Near subfragment

Cite this Entry

“Subfragment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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