subfragment

noun sub·frag·ment \ ˌsəb-ˈfrag-mənt \
variants: or sub-fragment

Definition of subfragment

plural subfragments or sub-fragments
: a piece that is detached, broken off, or derived from a larger fragment
  • myosin subfragments

First Known Use of subfragment

1922

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