Definitions for: Quincuncial






Webster (1913) Definition: Quin*cun"cial, [L. quincuncialis, from quincunx.
See Quincunx.]
1. Having the form of a quincunx.

2. (Bot.) Having the leaves of a pentamerous calyx or corolla
so imbricated that two are exterior, two are interior, and
the other has one edge exterior and one interior; as,
quincuncial [ae]stivation.

Quincuncial phyllotaxy (Bot.), an arrangement of five
leaves in a spiral, each leaf two fifths of a circle from
the next.


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