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fractus(fracto-) The Latin fractus, meaning ‘broken’, used to describe a species of cloud that has an irregular or ragged form. The term is applied to cumulus and stratus. See also cloud classification.

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fractus (fracto-) From the Latin fractus meaning ‘broken’, a species of cloud that has an irregular or ragged form. The term is applied to cumulus and stratus. See also CLOUD CLASSIFICATION.