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actinomorphic

[ ak-tin-oh-mawr-fik, ak-tuh-noh- ]
/ ækˌtɪn oʊˈmɔr fɪk, ˌæk tə noʊ- /
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adjective

Biology. having radial symmetry.
Botany. (of certain flowers, as the buttercup) divisible vertically into similar halves by each of a number of planes passing through the axis.

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Also ac·tin·o·mor·phous [ak-tin-oh-mawr-fuhs, ak-tuh-noh-] /ækˌtɪn oʊˈmɔr fəs, ˌæk tə noʊ-/ .

Origin of actinomorphic

First recorded in 1895–1900; actino- + -morphic
ac·tin·o·mor·phy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for actinomorphic

actinomorphic

actinomorphous

/ (ˌæktɪnəʊˈmɔːfɪk) /

adjective

botany (esp of a flower) having radial symmetry, as buttercupsSee also zygomorphic
actinomorphy, noun
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Scientific definitions for actinomorphic

actinomorphic
[ ăk′tə-nō-môrfĭk ]

Relating to a flower that can be divided into equal halves along any diameter; radially symmetrical. The flowers of the rose and tulip are actinomorphic. Compare zygomorphic.
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