polymerous

[ puh-lim-er-uh s ]
/ pəˈlɪm ər əs /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. polymeria,
  2. polymeric,
  3. polymerism,
  4. polymerization,
  5. polymerize,
  6. polymethyl methacrylate,
  7. polymorph,
  8. polymorphic function,
  9. polymorphic reticulosis,
  10. polymorphism

Origin of polymerous

First recorded in 1855–60; polymer + -ous

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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
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