actinomorphic


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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
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'Flower types' provides explanatory diagrams of the more unusual types of flower such as the daisies, peas, and orchids, as well as for the terms actinomorphic and zygomorphic, which relate to floral structure.
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They have on average 27 stamens, five petals and sepals and are actinomorphic. Its corolla is deciduous and the chalice is persistent.
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The flowers are pedicellate, greenish white, 6 mm long, 5 mm across, mildly fragrant, cup-shaped, bisexual and actinomorphic. The sepals are five, minute, basally connate, imbricate, light green, lightly pubescent outside and persistent without any further growth during post-fertilization stage in fruited flowers.
Flowers are hermaphrodite, gamosepalous with well-developed segments, almost actinomorphic and bell shaped (Chauhan et al.