Regma

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Regma (Bot) A kind of dry fruit, consisting of three or more cells, each which at length breaks open at the inner angle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n regma In botany, a capsule with two or more lobes and as many one-seeded, two-valved cells, which separate at maturity, splitting elastically from the persistent axis (carpophore), as in Euphorbia and Geranium. It is one form of schizocarp.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Regma reg′ma (bot.) a capsule with two or more lobes, each of which dehisces at maturity
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. , -, fracture, fr. to break
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. rhēgma, a fracture.