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hexamerous

[ hek-sam-er-uhs ]
/ hɛkˈsæm ər əs /
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adjective
consisting of or divided into six parts.
Zoology. having a radially symmetrical arrangement of organs in six groups.
Botany. having six members in each whorl.
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Origin of hexamerous

1855–60; <Late Latin hexamerus<Greek hexámeros of six parts, equivalent to hexa-hexa- + mér(os) share, part + -os adj. suffix (see -ous)

OTHER WORDS FROM hexamerous

hex·am·er·ism [hek-sam-uh-riz-uhm], /hɛkˈsæm əˌrɪz əm/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hexamerous

hexamerous

hexameral

/ (hɛkˈsæmərəs) /

adjective
(esp of the parts of a plant) arranged in groups of six

Derived forms of hexamerous

hexamerism, noun
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