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quincuncial

[kwin-kuhn-shuh l, kwing-] /kwɪnˈkʌn ʃəl, kwɪŋ-/
adjective
1.
consisting of, arranged, or formed like a quincunx or quincunxes.
2.
Botany. noting a five-ranked arrangement of leaves.
Also, quincunxial.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin quīncunciālis, equivalent to quīncunci- (stem of quīncunx quincunx) + -ālis -al1
Related forms
quincuncially, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for quincunxial

quincuncial

/kwɪnˈkʌnʃəl/
adjective
1.
consisting of or having the appearance of a quincunx
2.
(of the petals or sepals of a five-membered corolla or calyx in the bud) arranged so that two members overlap another two completely and the fifth overlaps on one margin and is itself overlapped on the other
Derived Forms
quincuncially, adverb
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