- consisting of or divided into four parts.
- Botany. (of flowers) having the parts of a whorl arranged in fours or multiples of four.
Origin of tetramerous
Examples from the Web for tetramerous
Historical Examples of tetramerous
A very minute joint at the base of the claw-joint, in most Tetramerous and Trimerous beetles.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)
Some Hopli swarm in the day before noon, and then disappear: most of the tetramerous beetles also appear to be diurnal.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)
Dimerous and tetramerous symmetry occur also among dicotyledons.
- (esp of animals or plants) having or consisting of four parts
- (of certain flowers) having parts arranged in whorls of four members
Word Origin for tetramerous
- Having four similar segments or parts.
- Having flower parts, such as petals, sepals, and stamens, in sets of four.