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regma

[ reg-muh ]
/ ˈrɛg mə /
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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.

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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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