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pentamerous

[ pen-tam-er-uhs ]
/ pɛnˈtæm ər əs /
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adjective
consisting of or divided into five parts.
Botany. (of flowers) having five members in each whorl.
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Origin of pentamerous

From the New Latin word pentamerus, dating back to 1820–30. See penta-, -merous

OTHER WORDS FROM pentamerous

pen·tam·er·ism, pen·tam·er·y, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pentamerous

pentamerous
/ (pɛnˈtæmərəs) /

adjective
consisting of five parts, esp (of flowers) having the petals, sepals, and other parts arranged in groups of five

Derived forms of pentamerous

pentamerism, noun
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