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ramentum

[ ruh-men-tuhm ]
/ rəˈmɛn təm /
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noun, plural ra·men·ta [ruh-men-tuh]. /rəˈmɛn tə/.

a scraping, shaving, or particle.
Botany. one of the thin, chafflike scales covering the shoots or leaves of certain ferns.

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Origin of ramentum

1655–65; <Latin rāmentum a shaving, shred <*rādmentum, equivalent to rād(ere) to scrape + -mentum-ment
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British Dictionary definitions for ramentum

ramentum
/ (rəˈmɛntəm) /

noun plural -ta (-tə)

any of the thin brown scales that cover the stems and leaves of young ferns
ramentaceous (ˌræmɛnˈteɪʃəs), adjective
C17: from Latin rādere to scrape
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