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actinomorphic

[ak-tin-oh-mawr-fik, ak-tuh-noh-] /ækˌtɪn oʊˈmɔr fɪk, ˌæk tə noʊ-/
adjective
1.
Biology. having radial symmetry.
2.
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.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; actino- + -morphic
Related forms
actinomorphy, noun
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  • actinomorphy when the flower parts are arranged with radial symmetry.
British Dictionary definitions for actinomorphy

actinomorphic

/ˌæktɪnəʊˈmɔːfɪk/
adjective
1.
(botany) (esp of a flower) having radial symmetry, as buttercups See also zygomorphic
Derived Forms
actinomorphy, noun
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actinomorphy in Science
actinomorphic
  (āk'tə-nō-môr'fĭk)   
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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