pentamerous

adjective

pen·​tam·​er·​ous pen-ˈta-mə-rəs How to pronounce pentamerous (audio)
: divided into or consisting of five parts
specifically : having each floral whorl consisting of five or a multiple of five members

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pentamerous was in 1821

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Cite this Entry

“Pentamerous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentamerous. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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