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trimerous

[ trim-er-uhs ]
/ ˈtrɪm ər əs /
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adjective
Botany. (of flowers) having members in each whorl in groups of three.
Entomology. having three segments or parts.
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Origin of trimerous

1820–30; <New Latin trimerus, equivalent to trimer- (see trimer) + -us-ous
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British Dictionary definitions for trimerous

trimerous
/ (ˈtrɪmərəs) /

adjective
(of plants) having parts arranged in groups of three
consisting of or having three parts
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Scientific definitions for trimerous

trimerous
[ trĭmər-əs ]

Having three similar parts or segments.
Having flower parts, such as petals, sepals, and stamens, in sets of three.
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