quincunxial

quincuncial

[kwin-kuhn-shuhl, kwing-]
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; < Latin quīncunciālis, equivalent to quīncunci- (stem of quīncunx quincunx) + -ālis -al1

quincuncially, adverb
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quincuncial (kwɪnˈkʌnʃəl)
 
adj
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
 
quincuncially
 
adv

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