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From Ancient Greek ῥῆγμα (rhêgma, breaking, fracture).


regma (plural regmata)

  1. (botany) A kind of dry fruit, consisting of three or more cells, each of which eventually breaks open at the inner angle.
    • 1988, The Marshall Cavendish illustrated encyclopedia of plants and earth sciences, Marshall Cavendish Corporation:
      A red dye is obtained from the regmata of Mallotus philippinensis, and Chrozophora tinctoria yields purple and blue dyes.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for regma in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)