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octamerous

[ ok-tam-er-uhs ]

adjective

  1. consisting of or divided into eight parts.
  2. Botany. (of flowers) having eight members in each whorl.


octamerous

/ ɒkˈtæmərəs /

adjective

  1. consisting of eight parts, esp (of flowers) having the parts arranged in groups of eight


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Other Words From

  • oc·tam·er·ism [ok-, tam, -, uh, -riz-, uh, m], noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of octamerous1

1860–65; < Greek oktamerḗs having eight parts (equivalent to okta- octa- + mér ( os ) -merous + -ēs adj. suffix) + -ous

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