- consisting of or divided into five parts.
- Botany. (of flowers) having five members in each whorl.
Origin of pentamerous
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Pentamerous insects are those which have five joints in all their tarsi.
Thus, in both Lilium lancifolium and L. auratum the writer has frequently met with pentamerous flowers.Vegetable Teratology</p>
Maxwell T. Masters
The Clerid, which M. Latreille has placed in the pentamerous section, vary considerably in the number of their tarsal joints.
To take an example, the group Pseudostrobus, characterized by pentamerous leaf-fascicles, appears in many systems.The Genus Pinus
George Russell Shaw
Thus fig. 38 shows a pentamerous symmetrical flower, with dimerous pistil.
- consisting of five parts, esp (of flowers) having the petals, sepals, and other parts arranged in groups of five
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