Tetramerous
Tetramerous Te*tram"er*ous, a. [Tetra- + Gr. ? part.] 1. (Bot.) Having the parts arranged in sets of four; as, a tetramerous flower. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Having four joints in each of the tarsi; -- said of certain insects. [1913 Webster]


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  • tetramerous — [te tram′ər əs] adj. [ TETRA + MEROUS] Biol. made up of four parts or divisions; in multiples of four …   English World dictionary

  • tetramerous — adjective Etymology: New Latin tetramerus, from Greek tetramerēs, from tetra + meros part more at merit Date: 1826 having or characterized by the presence of four parts or of parts arranged in sets of four < tetramerous flowers > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tetramerous — adjective in four parts: in a flower each whorl (of flower parts) has four flower parts. : As the name suggests the crucifers have tetramerous flowers. See Also: tetramery …   Wiktionary

  • Tetramerous — …   Wikipedia

  • tetramerous — adj. [Gr. tetra, four; meros, part] 1. Having a four jointed tarsus. 2. Having body parts arranged in fours …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • tetramerous — tetramerism, n. /te tram euhr euhs/, adj. 1. consisting of or divided into four parts. 2. Bot. (of flowers) having the parts of a whorl arranged in fours or multiples of four. [1820 30; < NL tetramerus < Gk tetramerés having four parts. See TETRA …   Universalium

  • tetramerous — [tɪ tram(ə)rəs] adjective Botany & Zoology having parts arranged in groups of four. ↘consisting of four joints or parts …   English new terms dictionary

  • tetramerous — te·tram·er·ous …   English syllables

  • tetramerous — te•tram•er•ous [[t]tɛˈtræm ər əs[/t]] adj. 1) consisting of or divided into four parts 2) bot (of flowers) having the parts of a whorl arranged in fours or multiples of four • Etymology: 1820–30; < NL tetramerus < Gk tetramerḗs. See tetra …   From formal English to slang

  • tetramerous — /tɛˈtræmərəs/ (say te tramuhruhs) adjective 1. consisting of or divided into four parts. 2. Botany (of flowers) having four members in each whorl. {New Latin tetramerus, from Greek tetramerēs four parted} …   Australian English dictionary

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