subfragment

noun
sub·​frag·​ment | \ˌsəb-ˈfrag-mənt \
variants: or sub-fragment
plural subfragments or sub-fragments

Definition of subfragment 

: a piece that is detached, broken off, or derived from a larger fragment myosin subfragments

First Known Use of subfragment

1922, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about subfragment

Share subfragment

Statistics for subfragment

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for subfragment

The first known use of subfragment was in 1922

See more words from the same year

Comments on subfragment

What made you want to look up subfragment? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

by force of circumstances

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!