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quaternate

[kwot-er-neyt, kwuh-tur-nit]
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  1. arranged in or consisting of four parts, as the leaves of certain plants.
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Origin of quaternate

1745–55; < Latin quatern(ī) four at a time + -ate1
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Related Words for quaternate

quadruplicate, quadruple, tetrad, quaternary, quadrigeminal, quadripartite, quadrivial, quaternate

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Historical Examples of quaternate

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

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses

    Mordecai Cubitt Cooke