Definition of membra disjecta in English:

membra disjecta

(also membra disiecta)

noun

  • Disjecta membra.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The North American Review. Altered form of disjecta membra; the reversal of the two Latin words perhaps reflects a desire to reflect more closely the usual word order of classical Latin.

Pronunciation

membra disjecta

/ˌmɛmbrə dɪsˈdʒɛktə//ˌmɛmbrə dɪsˈjɛktə/