Definition of tetramerous in English:


Line breaks: tet|ram¦er|ous
Pronunciation: /tɪˈtram(ə)rəs


Botany & Zoology
  • 1Having parts arranged in groups of four.
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    • The genus is characterized by tetramerous flowers with bithecal anthers, lack of pseudostaminodia, a capitate or poorly defined stigma, and pollen of the Amaranthus type.
    • The stele is divided into three parts, the tetramerous proxistele closest to the theca tapering through the mesistele to the dimerous dististele furthest from the theca.
    • The species are distinguished from most other tetramerous beetles, by the thickened hinder thighs, by which they are enabled to leap to a considerable height into the air.
  • 1.1Consisting of four joints or parts.
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    • They usually have umbrella-shaped bodies and tetramerous (four-part) symmetry.

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