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tetramerous

[te-tram-er-uh s] /tɛˈtræm ər əs/
adjective
1.
consisting of or divided into four parts.
2.
Botany. (of flowers) having the parts of a whorl arranged in fours or multiples of four.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Neo-Latin tetramerus < Greek tetramerḗs having four parts. See tetra-, -merous
Related forms
tetramerism, noun
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tetramerous

/tɛˈtræmərəs/
adjective
1.
(esp of animals or plants) having or consisting of four parts
2.
(of certain flowers) having parts arranged in whorls of four members
Derived Forms
tetramerism, noun
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin tetramerus, from Greek tetramerēs
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tetramerous
  (tě-trām'ər-əs)   
  1. Having four similar segments or parts.

  2. Having flower parts, such as petals, sepals, and stamens, in sets of four.


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