dimerous


dimerous
dimerous [dim′ər əs]
adj.
[ModL dimerus: see DI-1 & -MEROUS]
having two parts; specif.,
a) having two members in each whorl: said of flowers
b) having two-jointed tarsi: said of insects

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  • Dimerous — Dim er*ous, a. [Gr. di = di s twice + ? part.] Composed of, or having, two parts of each kind. [1913 Webster] Note: A dimerous flower has two sepals, two petals, two stamens, and two pistils. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dimerous — adjective in two parts: in a flower each whorl (of flower parts) has two flower parts. : Among plants dimerous flowers are fairly rare See Also: dimer, dimery …   Wiktionary

  • dimerous — adj. [Gr. dis, twice; meros, part] 1. Composed of two parts. 2. Having two tarsal segments …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • dimerous — dimerism, n. /dim euhr euhs/, adj. 1. consisting of or divided into two parts. 2. Bot. (of flowers) having two members in each whorl. [1820 30; < NL dimerus < Gk dimerés bipartite. See DI 1, MEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • dimerous — Consisting of two parts. [G. di , two, + meros, part] * * * dim·er·ous (dimґər əs) [di + mero 1 + ous] made up of two parts …   Medical dictionary

  • dimerous — [ dɪm(ə)rəs] adjective Botany & Zoology having parts arranged in groups of two. ↘consisting of two joints or parts. Origin C19: from mod. L. dimerus + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • dimerous — dim·er·ous …   English syllables

  • dimerous — dim•er•ous [[t]ˈdɪm ər əs[/t]] adj. 1) consisting of or divided into two parts 2) bot (of flowers) having two members in each whorl • Etymology: 1820–30; < NL dimerus < Gk dimerḗs bipartite. See di I, merous dim′er•ism, n …   From formal English to slang

  • dimerous — /ˈdɪmərəs/ (say dimuhruhs) adjective 1. consisting of or divided into two parts. 2. Botany (of flowers) having two members in each whorl. {Greek dimerēs bipartite + ous} –dimerism, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • dimerous —   a. arranged or divided in two parts …   Dictionary of difficult words