tetramerous

adjective
te·​tram·​er·​ous | \ te-ˈtra-mə-rəs How to pronounce tetramerous (audio) \

Definition of tetramerous

: having or characterized by the presence of four parts or of parts arranged in sets of four tetramerous flowers

First Known Use of tetramerous

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tetramerous

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

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“Tetramerous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetramerous. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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