te·​tram·​er·​ous te-ˈtra-mə-rəs How to pronounce tetramerous (audio)
: having or characterized by the presence of four parts or of parts arranged in sets of four
tetramerous flowers

Word History


New Latin tetramerus, from Greek tetramerēs, from tetra- + meros part — more at merit entry 1

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tetramerous was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Tetramerous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetramerous. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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