quincuncial


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quin·cun·cial

also quin·cunx·ial  (kwĭn-kŭn′shəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or forming a quincunx.

quin·cun′cial·ly adv.

quincuncial

or

quincunxial

adj
1. consisting of or having the appearance of a quincunx
2. (Botany) (of the petals or sepals of a five-membered corolla or calyx in the bud) arranged so that two members overlap another two completely and the fifth overlaps on one margin and is itself overlapped on the other
quinˈcuncially adv
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In this characteristic passage, the quincuncial pattern for planting is traced to "Latine plantations" on the authority of Quintilian and Virgil, but this attribution is quickly superceded by Browne's own conjecture about even earlier, Biblical evidence:
This term refers to the Inca's quincuncial model of the "kingdom of the four parts," which radiated out from the imperial centerpoint of Cusco.
Asi mismo presenta una estivacion imbricada quincuncial, donde los petalos uno y dos (los mas externos), cubren de forma inmediata a los petalos tres y cuatro (los petalos fusionados).