pentamerous

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adjective pen·tam·er·ous \pen-ˈta-mə-rəs\

Definition of pentamerous

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

Origin and Etymology of pentamerous

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


First Known Use: 1821


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