Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Botany Capable of being divided into equal halves along any diameter, as the flowers of the rose or tulip; radially symmetrical.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having its petals arranged in a radially symmetric fashion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as actinomorphous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of division into symmetrical halves by any longitudinal plane passing through the axis

Etymologies

actino- + -morphic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The flowers are normally bisexual, which means they contain male and female organs, and are normally also actinomorphic, which means they are radially symmetrical.

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