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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having or consisting of four similar parts.
  • adjective Having flower parts, such as sepals, petals, and stamens, in sets of four.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Having the parts arranged in sets of four.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) Having four joints in each of the tarsi; -- said of certain insects.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective having or consisting of four similar parts; tetramerous flowers

Etymologies

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From tetra- + -merous.

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