regma


regma
/reg"meuh/, n., pl. regmata /-meuh teuh/. Bot.
a dry fruit consisting of three or more carpels that separate from the axis at maturity.
[1830-40; < NL < Gk rhêgma fracture, break, equiv. to rheg(nýnai) to break, shatter + -ma n. suffix of result]

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