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quaternate

[ kwot-er-neyt, kwuh-tur-nit ]

adjective

  1. arranged in or consisting of four parts, as the leaves of certain plants.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of quaternate1

1745–55; < Latin quatern ( ī ) four at a time + -ate 1

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Example Sentences

The basidia, spicules, and quaternate spores agree with those of Agaricini.

It is not intended that the spores are always quaternate in Agaricini, though that number is constant in the more typical species.

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