Definition of Pentamerous

1. Adjective. Divided into five parts; specifically, having each floral whorl consist of five (or a multiple of five) members. "Pentamerous flowers"

Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
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Definition of Pentamerous

1. a. Divided into, or consisting of, five parts; also, arranged in sets, with five parts in each set, as a flower with five sepals, five petals, five, or twice five, stamens, and five pistils.

Definition of Pentamerous

1. Adjective. (botany) In five parts; made up of five parts. ¹

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Definition of Pentamerous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Pentamerous

1. Of a flower, having five parts in each floral whorl (not necessarily including the gynoecium). (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pentamerous

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pentamerous (current term)
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Literary usage of Pentamerous

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"182), one In a pentamerous flower one sepal may be superior, as in the calyx of Rosaceae and Labiate ; or it may be inferior, as in the calyx of Leguminosas ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"They are included within the great pentamerous section of Coleoptera. Burying beetles illustrate the type. Clavijero, FRANCISCO XAVIER, Mexican historian, ..."

3. Catalogue of the African Plants by William Philip Hiern, Alfred Barton Rendle, Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch (1898)
"... deeply cleft down one side, otherwise shortly lobed; throat glandular-bearded; the limb pentamerous, imbricate ; the lobes rounded, about ^ in. long; ..."

4. British Entomology: Being Illustrations and Descriptions of the Genera of ...by John Curtis by John Curtis (1840)
"... it belonged to that group ; but its pentamerous tarsi remove it from them, and its geni- culated antenna? show that it is allied to the Lucanidae. ..."

5. Essays Upon Heredity and Kindred Biological Problems by August Weismann (1891)
"As these flowers are sterile with the pollen of the same plant, I was obliged to fertilize it with pollen from another plant bearing only pentamerous ..."

6. Text-book of Botany: Morphological and Physiological by Julius Sachs (1875)
"For the great majority of Dicotyledons the floral formula may be given SnP„Sl„(+H+...)Cx(_m-). This formula holds good for most pentamerous flowers and for ..."

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