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trimerous

[trim-er-uh s] /ˈtrɪm ər əs/
adjective
1.
Botany. (of flowers) having members in each whorl in groups of three.
2.
Entomology. having three segments or parts.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < New Latin trimerus, equivalent to trimer- (see trimer) + -us -ous
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trimerous

/ˈtrɪmərəs/
adjective
1.
(of plants) having parts arranged in groups of three
2.
consisting of or having three parts
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trimerous in Science
trimerous
  (trĭm'ər-əs)   
  1. Having three similar parts or segments.

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


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