octamerous

octamerous

[ok-tam-er-uhs]
adjective
1.
consisting of or divided into eight parts.
2.
Botany. (of flowers) having eight members in each whorl.
Also, octomerous.


Origin:
1860–65; < Greek oktamerḗs having eight parts (equivalent to okta- octa- + mér(os) -merous + -ēs adj. suffix) + -ous

octamerism [ok-tam-uh-riz-uhm] , noun
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octamerous (ɒkˈtæmərəs)
 
adj
consisting of eight parts, esp (of flowers) having the parts arranged in groups of eight

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