fractus

[ frak-tuhs ]
/ ˈfræk təs /

adjective Meteorology.

(of a cloud) containing small, individual elements that have a ragged appearance.

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Origin of fractus

First recorded in 1965–70; from Latin frāctus, past participle of frangere “to break”; cf. break
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