Definition of dimerous in English:

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dimerous

Pronunciation: /ˈdimərəs/

adjective

Botany & Zoology
1Having parts arranged in groups of two.
Example sentences
  • Most basal Eudicots are dimerous or trimerous, with only occasionally pentamerous types (Sabiaceae, Ranunculaceae) which represent homoplasious trends.
  • This thallus structure with dimerous organization allows Arenigiphyllum to be compared with extant members of Corallinales, both Corallinaceae and Sporolithaceae.
  • These applanate thalli are dimerous and in many examples only have the prostrate filaments and one epithallial cell in the perpendicular system.
1.1Consisting of two joints or parts.

Origin

Early 19th century: from modern Latin dimerus (from Greek dimerēs 'bipartite') + -ous.

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Syllabification: dim·er·ous

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