pentamerous

adjective
pen·​tam·​er·​ous | \ pen-ˈta-mə-rəs How to pronounce pentamerous (audio) \

Definition of pentamerous

: divided into or consisting of five parts specifically : having each floral whorl consisting of five or a multiple of five members

First Known Use of pentamerous

1821, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pentamerous

New Latin pentamerus, from penta- (from Greek) + -merus -merous

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“Pentamerous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentamerous. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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