from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having or designating floral whorls with equal numbers of parts in each whorl.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In botany, composed each of an equal number of parts, as the members of the several circles of a flower.
- In chem., having the property of chemical isomerism.
- In entomology, having the same number of tarsal joints of all the legs. When the number is not stated, isomerous tarsi are understood to be five-jointed or pentamerous. See
- In odontography, having the same number of ridges: specifically applied to molar teeth whose transverse ridges do not increase in number on successive teeth, as in the living elephants: opposed to anisomerous and hypisomerous.
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- adjective botany Having the same
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Homoeomerous: all feet with an equal number of tarsal joints: = isomerous.
= -- Numerical inequality in the case of the pistil, as compared with the other whorls of the flower, is of such common occurrence, under ordinary circumstances, that in some text-books it is looked on as the normal condition, and a flower which is isomerous in the outer whorls is by some writers not considered numerically irregular if the number of the carpels does not coincide with that of the other organs.