tetrachotomous

adjective
tet·​ra·​chot·​o·​mous

Definition of tetrachotomous

: regularly dividing by fours : having a quadruple arrangement tetrachotomous peduncles

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History and Etymology for tetrachotomous

Greek tetracha in four parts (from tetra- + -cha, as in dicha in two) + English -tomous (as in dichotomous)

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“Tetrachotomous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrachotomous. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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