Quincuncial
Quincuncial Quin*cun"cial, [L. quincuncialis, from quincunx. See {Quincunx}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having the form of a quincunx. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Having the leaves of a pentamerous calyx or corolla so imbricated that two are exterior, two are interior, and the other has one edge exterior and one interior; as, quincuncial [ae]stivation. [1913 Webster]

{Quincuncial phyllotaxy} (Bot.), an arrangement of five leaves in a spiral, each leaf two fifths of a circle from the next. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • quincuncial — adj. 2 g. 1.  [Pouco usado] Disposto em quincunce. 2. Diz se da perfloração em que as peças do verticilo floral estão sobre uma espiral de duas voltas …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • quincuncial — (Del lat. quincunciālis). adj. Dispuesto en forma de quincunce …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • quincuncial — ► adjetivo Que está dispuesto en forma de quincunce. * * * quincuncial (del lat. «quincunciālis») adj. Dispuesto en forma de quincunce. * * * quincuncial. (Del lat. quincunciālis). adj. Dispuesto en forma de quincunce …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • quincuncial — adjective see quincunx …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quincuncial — adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • quincuncial — quincuncially, adv. /kwin kun sheuhl, kwing /, adj. 1. consisting of, arranged, or formed like a quincunx or quincunxes. 2. Bot. noting a five ranked arrangement of leaves. [1595 1605; < L quincuncialis, equiv. to quincunci (s. of quincunx… …   Universalium

  • quincuncial — adjective /kwɪnˈkʌnʃəl/ Arranged in a quincunx …   Wiktionary

  • quincuncial — quin|cun|ci|al Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • quincuncial — quin·cun·cial …   English syllables

  • quincuncial — /kwɪnˈkʌnʃəl/ (say kwin kunshuhl) adjective 1. consisting of or resembling a quincunx. 2. Botany denoting a five ranked arrangement of leaves or petals in the bud …   Australian English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”