polymerous

[ puh-lim-er-uhs ]
/ pəˈlɪm ər əs /

adjective

Biology. composed of many parts.
Botany. having numerous members in each whorl.

QUIZZES

THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ IS HARDLY A DODDLE!

But you can ace it no problem if you remember the words from September 7–13, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Promethean” mean?

Origin of polymerous

First recorded in 1855–60; polymer + -ous
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for polymerous

polymerous
/ (pəˈlɪmərəs) /

adjective

(of flowers) having the petals, sepals, and other parts arranged in whorls of many parts
biology having or being composed of many parts
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012