pentamerous

pentamerism, pentamery, n.
/pen tam"euhr euhs/, adj.
1. consisting of or divided into five parts.
2. Bot. (of flowers) having five members in each whorl.
[1820-30; < NL pentamerus. See PENTA-, -MEROUS]

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  • Pentamerous — Pen*tam er*ous, a. [Penta + Gr. ? part.] 1. (Biol.) Divided into, or consisting of, five parts; also, arranged in sets, with five parts in each set, as a flower with five sepals, five petals, five, or twice five, stamens, and five pistils. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pentamerous — [pen tam′ər əs] adj. [ PENTA + MEROUS] Biol. made up of five parts or divisions …   English World dictionary

  • pentamerous — adjective Etymology: New Latin pentamerus, from penta (from Greek) + merus merous Date: 1826 divided into or consisting of five parts; specifically having each floral whorl consisting of five or a multiple of five members …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pentamerous — adj. [Gr. pente, five; meros, part] Composed of 5 similar parts; having 5 jointed tarsi …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pentamerous — adjective In five parts; made up of five parts. See Also: pentamery …   Wiktionary

  • pentamerous — [pɛn tam(ə)rəs] adjective Botany & Zoology having parts arranged in groups of five. ↘consisting of five joints or parts …   English new terms dictionary

  • pentamerous — pen·tam·er·ous …   English syllables

  • pentamerous — pen•tam•er•ous [[t]pɛnˈtæm ər əs[/t]] adj. 1) consisting of or divided into five parts 2) bot (of flowers) having five members in each whorl • Etymology: 1820–30; < NL pentamerus. See penta , merous pen•tam′er•ism, pen•tam′er•y, n …   From formal English to slang

  • pentamerous — /pɛnˈtæmərəs/ (say pen tamuhruhs) adjective consisting of or divided into five parts. {New Latin pentamerus, from Greek pentamerēs} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pentamerous —   a. in five parts; Botany, having its parts in fives.    ♦ pentameral, a.    ♦ pentamerism, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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