pheme

n.

"words as grammatical units in a language," 1906, coined by U.S. philosopher Charles S. Pierce (1839-1914), from Greek pheme (see fame (n.)).


Nearby words

  1. phellogen,
  2. phellogenetic,
  3. phellogenic,
  4. phelonion,
  5. phelps,
  6. phemister graft,
  7. phenacaine,
  8. phenacetin,
  9. phenaceturic acid,
  10. phenacite

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