quaternate

adjective

quater·​nate
ˈkwätərˌnāt,
kwäˈtərnə̇t
: composed of or arranged in sets of four
quaternate leaves

Word History

Etymology

probably from (assumed) New Latin quaternatus, from Latin quaterni four each + -atus -ate

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“Quaternate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quaternate. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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