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

  • adj. Having or consisting of four similar parts.
  • adj. Botany Having flower parts, such as sepals, petals, and stamens, in sets of four, as in the evening primrose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. in four parts: in a flower each whorl (of flower parts) has four flower parts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the parts arranged in sets of four.
  • adj. Having four joints in each of the tarsi; -- said of certain insects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of or divided into four parts; characterized by having four parts.

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

  • adj. having or consisting of four similar parts; tetramerous flowers

Etymologies

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From tetra- + -merous.

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