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ac·tin·o·mor·phic

 (ăk-tĭn′ō-môr′fĭk, ăk′tə-nō-) also ac·tin·o·mor·phous (-fəs)
adj. Botany
Capable of being divided into equal halves along any diameter, as the flowers of a rose or tulip; radially symmetrical.

ac·tin′o·mor′phy n.

actinomorphic

(ˌæktɪnəʊˈmɔːfɪk) or

actinomorphous

adj
(Botany) botany (esp of a flower) having radial symmetry, as buttercups. See also zygomorphic
ˈactinoˌmorphy n

ac·ti·no·mor·phic

(ăk′tə-nō-môr′fĭk)
Relating to a flower that can be divided into equal halves along any diameter; radially symmetrical. The flowers of the rose and tulip, for example, are actinomorphic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.actinomorphic - capable of division into symmetrical halves by any longitudinal plane passing through the axisactinomorphic - capable of division into symmetrical halves by any longitudinal plane passing through the axis
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
bilaterally symmetrical, zygomorphic, zygomorphous - capable of division into symmetrical halves by only one longitudinal plane passing through the axis
Translations
actinomorphe
References in periodicals archive ?
This result indicates that actinomorphy is probably a derived trait in Asian Gesneriaceae.
regular symmetry: Radial symmetry; having two or more planes through which the structure (flower) could be cut to result in mirror-image halves; actinomorphy.
Altered expression patterns of TCP and MYB genes relating to the floral developmental transition flora initial zygomorphy to actinomorphy in Bournea (Gesneriaceae).