having two parts; specif.,
- having two members in each whorl: said of flowers
- having two-jointed tarsi: said of insects
Origin of dimerousModern Latin dimerus: see di- and -merous
- Consisting of two parts or segments, as the tarsus in certain insects.
- Botany Having flower parts, such as petals, sepals, and stamens, in sets of two.
- (botany) in two parts: in a flower each whorl (of flower parts) has two flower parts.
- Among plants dimerous flowers are fairly rare
From Ancient Greek διμερής (dimerēs, “bi-partite”).