hex-amerism

hexamerous

[hek-sam-er-uhs]
adjective
1.
consisting of or divided into six parts.
2.
Zoology. having a radially symmetrical arrangement of organs in six groups.
3.
Botany. having six members in each whorl.

Origin:
1855–60; < Late Latin hexamerus < Greek hexámeros of six parts, equivalent to hexa- hexa- + mér(os) share, part + -os adj. suffix (see -ous)

hexamerism [hek-sam-uh-riz-uhm] , noun
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hexamerous or hexameral (hɛkˈsæmərəs)
 
adj
(esp of the parts of a plant) arranged in groups of six
 
hexameral or hexameral
 
adj
 
hex'amerism or hexameral
 
n

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