adjective see quincunx

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  • quincunxial — quin·cunx·ial (kwĭn kŭnʹshəl) adj. Variant of quincuncial. * * * …   Universalium

  • quincunxial — quin·cunx·ial …   English syllables

  • quincunxial — adjective see quincuncial …   Useful english dictionary

  • quincunx — noun Etymology: Latin quincunc , quincunx, literally, five twelfths, from quinque five + uncia twelfth part more at five, ounce Date: 1545 an arrangement of five things in a square or rectangle with one at each corner and one in the middle •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quincunxially — adverb In a quincunxial fashion …   Wiktionary

  • quincunx — [kwin′kuŋks΄] n. [L, lit., five twelfths < quinque,FIVE + uncia, a twelfth: see OUNCE1] 1. an arrangement of five objects in a square, with one at each corner and one in the middle 2. Bot. an arrangement of five petaled flowers in which two… …   English World dictionary

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