Definition of dimerous in English:

dimerous

Line breaks: di|mer¦ous
Pronunciation: /ˈdɪm(ə)rəs
 
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adjective

Botany & Zoology
  • 1Having parts arranged in groups of two.
    More 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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