Dimerous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Dimerous Composed of, or having, two parts of each kind.☞ A dimerous flower has two sepals, two petals, two stamens, and two pistils.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dimerous Consisting of or divided into two parts; bipartite.
    • dimerous Specifically In botany, having two members in each whorl: said of flowers. Sometimes written by botanists 2-merous.
    • dimerous In entomology, having two-jointed tarsi; specifically, pertaining to the Dimera.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Dimerous dim′e-rus consisting of two parts: :
    • adj Dimerous dim′e-rus (bot.) with two members in each whorl
    • adj Dimerous dim′e-rus (entom.) having two-jointed tarsi
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. di- = di`s- twice + part
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr., di-, double, meros, a part.

Usage

In literature:

Darwin afterwards gave a doubtful explanation of this, and concluded that the ovary is dimerous.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Dimerous: having only two tarsal joints.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
So in fuchsias, a very common deviation consists in a trimerous and rarely a dimerous symmetry of the flower.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
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In news:

The kinetics of thymine dimer excision in ultraviolet-irradi.
The kinetics of thymine dimer excision in ultraviolet-irradiated human cells Biophysical Journal, Volume 22, Issue 2, 1 May 1978, Pages 249-264 UK Ehmann, K.H.
Our results show that UV fluences between 10 and 40 J/m2 produce an average of 21–85 x 10(5) thymine dimers per cell and an eventual maximal loss per cell of 12–20 x 10(5) thymine dimers .
?-Irradiation of Thymine Dimers in Aqueous Solution.
Dimerized fatty acids have been used for many years in polyamides, polyesters, epoxy resins and amine curatives.
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Defiant, Jennings recorded several Shaver songs, including "Old Five and Dimers Like Me," which to this day remains one of Shaver 's favorites in his vast catalog.
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In science:

Let gM ,N (m, n) denote the number of configurations with m horizontal and m vertical dimers; each of these have the same probability.
Non-intersecting Paths, Random Tilings and Random Matrices
Kasteleyn, Dimer Statistics and Phase Transitions, J.
Non-intersecting Paths, Random Tilings and Random Matrices
Such walks are realized in the equilibrium state of one dimensional surfaces that are sub ject to dissociative dimer-type surface dynamics.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
Surfaces growing according to such dissociative dimer dynamic rules behave fundamentally different from those following monomer-type growth rules.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
The dissociative character of the dimers transforms this into a non-local global feature.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
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