Definition of Actinomorphic

1. Adjective. Capable of division into symmetrical halves by any longitudinal plane passing through the axis.

Exact synonyms: Actinomorphous
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Similar to: Actinoid
Antonyms: Zygomorphic



Definition of Actinomorphic

1. Adjective. (botany of a flower) Having its petals arranged in a radially symmetric fashion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Actinomorphic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Actinomorphic

1. Of flowers: symmetrical about more than one vertical plane. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Actinomorphic

actinolite
actinolites
actinolitic
actinological
actinologist
actinologists
actinology
actinomere
actinomeres
actinometer
actinometers
actinometric
actinometrical
actinometries
actinometry
actinomorphic (current term)
actinomorphies
actinomorphous
actinomorphy
actinomycelial
actinomyces
actinomyces viscosus
actinomycetaceae
actinomycetal
actinomycetales
actinomycetales infections
actinomycete
actinomycetes
actinomycetous
actinomycin

Literary usage of Actinomorphic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger (1898)
"543), is a small herb with brown flowers, having an actinomorphic perigone and free ... Flowers actinomorphic ; with a small greenish simple, trimerous or ..."

2. A Student's Text-book of Botany by Sydney Howard Vines (1896)
"Flowers perigynous, often actinomorphic ; the five ... Flowers epigynous, actinomorphic, 4-5-merous : stamens in two ..."

3. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1905)
"The Solanum-Cassia type may be characterized as follows : Perianth usually quite large, mostly actinomorphic, segments campanulate or more generally patent ..."

4. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner Von Marilaun (1902)
"Flowers actinomorphic and zygomorphic, hermaphrodite, pseudo-hermaphrodite, monoecious, and dioecious. The floral-leaves arranged in two 3-5 partite whorls. ..."

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