consisting of or divided into six parts.
Zoology. having a radially symmetrical arrangement of organs in six groups.
Botany. having six members in each whorl.
Origin: 1855–60; Related forms
< Late Latin hexamerus
< Greek hexámeros
of six parts, equivalent to hexa- hexa-
) share, part + -os
adj. suffix (see -ous
hexamerism /hɛkˈsæməˌrɪzəm/ [hek-sam-uh-riz-uhm] Show IPA , noun