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hexamerous

[hek-sam-er-uh s] /hɛkˈsæm ər əs/
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
1855-1860
1855-60; < Late Latin hexamerus < Greek hexámeros of six parts, equivalent to hexa- hexa- + mér(os) share, part + -os adj. suffix (see -ous)
Related forms
hexamerism
[hek-sam-uh-riz-uh m] /hɛkˈsæm əˌrɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hexamerous

hexamerous

/hɛkˈsæmərəs/
adjective
1.
(esp of the parts of a plant) arranged in groups of six
Derived Forms
hexamerism, noun
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