Trimerous \Tri"mer*ous\, a. [See {Trimera}.] (Bot.) Having the parts in threes. [1913 Webster]

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  • trimerous — [trim′ər əs] adj. [ TRI + MEROUS] 1. having the parts in sets of three: said of a flower: also written 3 merous 2. having tarsi that are divided into three parts: said of some insects …   English World dictionary

  • trimerous — adjective Organized in threes; having parts in numbers that are multiples of three. The monocots typically have trimerous flowers. See Also: trimer, trimery …   Wiktionary

  • trimerous — adjective Etymology: New Latin trimerus, from Greek tri + meros part more at merit Date: 1826 having the parts in threes used of a flower and often written 3 merous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trimerous — /trim euhr euhs/, adj. 1. Bot. (of flowers) having members in each whorl in groups of three. 2. Entomol. having three segments or parts. [1820 30; < NL trimerus, equiv. to trimer (see TRIMER) + us OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • trimerous — [ trɪm(ə)rəs, trʌɪ ] adjective Botany & Zoology having parts arranged in groups of three. ↘consisting of three joints or parts …   English new terms dictionary

  • trimerous — trim·er·ous …   English syllables

  • trimerous — trim•er•ous [[t]ˈtrɪm ər əs[/t]] adj. 1) bot (of flowers) having members in each whorl in groups of three 2) ent (of arthropods) having three segments or parts • Etymology: 1820–30; < NL trimerus; see trimer, ous …   From formal English to slang

  • trimerous — /ˈtrɪmərəs/ (say trimuhruhs) adjective 1. consisting of or divided into three parts. 2. Entomology having three segments or parts. {New Latin trimerus, from Greek trimerēs made up of three parts} …   Australian English dictionary

  • trimerous —   a. having its parts in threes …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • trimerous — adj. having three parts …   Useful english dictionary

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