Tetrachotomous Tet`ra*chot"o*mous, a. [Gr. te`tracha in four parts + te`mnein to cut.] (Bot.) Having a division by fours; separated into four parts or series, or into series of fours. [1913 Webster]

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  • tetrachotomous — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|käd.əməs adjective Etymology: Greek tetracha in four parts (from tetra + cha, as in dicha in two) + English tomous (as in dichotomous) more at dich : regularly dividing by fours : having a quadruple arrangement tetrachotomous peduncles …   Useful english dictionary

  • tetrachotomous — adjective Dividing or branching into four equal pieces …   Wiktionary

  • tetrachotomous — tet·ra·chot·o·mous …   English syllables

  • tetrachotomous —   a. divided into fours …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • tetrachotomy — noun /tɛtɹəˈkɒtəmɪ/ a) Division of a whole into four parts. b) Quaternary classification. See Also: decachotomy, dichotomy, heptachotomy, hexachotomy, monochotomy, octachotomy, pentachotomy, tetrachotomous, trichotomy …   Wiktionary

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