[ak-tin-oh-mawr-fik, ak-tuh-noh-]
Biology. having radial symmetry.
Botany. (of certain flowers, as the buttercup) divisible vertically into similar halves by each of a number of planes passing through the axis.
Also, actinomorphous.

1895–1900; actino- + -morphic

actinomorphy, noun Unabridged
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actinomorphic or actinomorphous (ˌæktɪnəʊˈmɔːfɪk)
botany See also zygomorphic (esp of a flower) having radial symmetry, as buttercups
actinomorphous or actinomorphous
'actinomorphy or actinomorphous

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actinomorphic   (āk'tə-nō-môr'fĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to a flower that can be divided into equal halves along any diameter; radially symmetrical. The flowers of the rose and tulip are actinomorphic. Compare zygomorphic.
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Actinomorphic parts of plants that are radially symmetrical in arrangement.
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