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dimerous

[dim-er-uh s] /ˈdɪm ər əs/
adjective
1.
consisting of or divided into two parts.
2.
Botany. (of flowers) having two members in each whorl.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Neo-Latin dimerus < Greek dimerḗs bipartite. See di-1, -merous
Related forms
dimerism, noun
undimerous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dimerism

dimerous

/ˈdɪmərəs/
adjective
1.
consisting of or divided into two segments, as the tarsi of some insects
2.
(of flowers) having their floral parts arranged in whorls of two
Derived Forms
dimerism, noun
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin dimerus, from Greek dimerēs, from di-1 + meros part
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dimerism in Science
dimerous
  (dĭm'ər-əs)   
  1. Consisting of two parts or segments, as the tarsus in certain insects.

  2. Having flower parts, such as petals, sepals, and stamens, in sets of two.


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