Definition of dimerous in English:

dimerous

adjective

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

    • ‘The stele is divided into three parts, the tetramerous proxistele closest to the theca tapering through the mesistele to the dimerous dististele furtherest from the theca.’
    • ‘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. 1.1 Consisting of two joints or parts.

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

dimerous

/ˈdɪm(ə)rəs/