[ kwot-er-neyt, kwuh-tur-nit ]
/ ˈkwɒt ərˌneɪt, kwəˈtɜr nɪt /
arranged in or consisting of four parts, as the leaves of certain plants.
Origin of quaternate
1745–55; < Latin quatern(ī) four at a time + -ate1
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Examples from the Web for quaternate
The basidia, spicules, and quaternate spores agree with those of Agaricini.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke