tetramerous

tetramerous

[te-tram-er-uhs]
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:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin tetramerus < Greek tetramerḗs having four parts. See tetra-, -merous

tetramerism, noun
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tetramerous (tɛˈtræmərəs)
 
adj
1.  (esp of animals or plants) having or consisting of four parts
2.  (of certain flowers) having parts arranged in whorls of four members
 
[C19: from New Latin tetramerus, from Greek tetramerēs]
 
te'tramerism
 
n

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tetramerous   (tě-trām'ər-əs)  Pronunciation Key 
  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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