regma

[ reg-muh ]
/ ˈrɛg mə /

noun, plural reg·ma·ta [reg-muh-tuh] /ˈrɛg mə tə/. Botany.

a dry fruit consisting of three or more carpels that separate from the axis at maturity.

Nearby words

  1. registry office,
  2. regius,
  3. regius professor,
  4. regle,
  5. reglet,
  6. regmaker,
  7. regnal,
  8. regnant,
  9. regnat populus,
  10. rego

Origin of regma

1830–40; < New Latin < Greek rhêgma fracture, break, equivalent to rhēg(nýnai) to break, shatter + -ma noun suffix of result

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