octamerous

[ ok-tam-er-uh s ]
/ ɒkˈtæm ər əs /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. octahedrite,
  2. octahedron,
  3. octal,
  4. octal notation,
  5. octamer,
  6. octameter,
  7. octan,
  8. octandrious,
  9. octane,
  10. octane number


Origin of octamerous

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

Related formsoc·tam·er·ism [ok-tam-uh-riz-uh m] /ɒkˈtæm əˌrɪz əm/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for octamerous

octamerous

/ (ɒkˈtæmərəs) /

adjective

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