Octamerous \Oc*tam"er*ous\, a. [Octa- + Gr. ? part.] (Biol.) Having the parts in eights; as, an octamerous flower; octamerous mesenteries in polyps. [1913 Webster]

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  • octamerous — [äk tam′ər əs] adj. [ OCTA + MEROUS] having eight parts in each whorl: said of flowers: also written 8 merous …   English World dictionary

  • octamerous — adj. [Gr. okto, eight; meros, part] (CNIDARIA: Anthozoa) Organs or parts of organs arranged in series of 8 …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • octamerous — octamerism /ok tam euh riz euhm/, n. /ok tam euhr euhs/, adj. 1. consisting of or divided into eight parts. 2. Bot. (of flowers) having eight members in each whorl. Also, octomerous. [1860 65; < Gk oktamerés having eight parts (equiv. to okta… …   Universalium

  • octamerous — adjective Having parts in groups of eight …   Wiktionary

  • octamerous — adj. consisting of 8 parts; divided into 8 sections; (Botany) having 8 parts in each whorl …   English contemporary dictionary

  • octamerous — [ɒk tam(ə)rəs] adjective Botany & Zoology 1》 having parts arranged in groups of eight. 2》 consisting of eight joints or parts …   English new terms dictionary

  • octamerous — oc·tam·er·ous …   English syllables

  • octamerous — /ɒkˈtæmərəs/ (say ok tamuhruhs) adjective consisting of or divided into eight parts. {Greek oktamerēs of eight parts + ous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • octamerous —   a. having its parts in eights …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • octamerous — adj. 1 esp. Bot. having eight parts. 2 Zool. having organs arranged in eights …   Useful english dictionary

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