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[bahy-seer-ee-it, ‐eyt]
adjective Botany.
  1. arranged in two rows; arranged in two cycles or whorls.
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Origin of biseriate

First recorded in 1845–50; bi-1 + seriate
Related formsbi·se·ri·ate·ly, adverb
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  • Biserial, or Biseriate, occupying two rows, one within the other.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

British Dictionary definitions for biseriate


  1. (of plant parts, such as petals) arranged in two whorls, cycles, rows, or series
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