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quaternate

[kwot-er-neyt, kwuh-tur-nit] /ˈkwɒt ərˌneɪt, kwəˈtɜr nɪt/
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1.
arranged in or consisting of four parts, as the leaves of certain plants.
Origin of quaternate
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin quatern(ī) four at a time + -ate1
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