- (of stamens) united into two sets by their filaments.
- (of plants) having the stamens so united.
Origin of diadelphous
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Diadelphous (stamens), united by their filaments in two sets, 99.The Elements of Botany
Diadelphous, dī-a-del′fus, adj. grouped together in two sets—of the stamens of plants.
Filaments monadelphous below in a tube which is adherent to the corolla, diadelphous at the summit.
- (of stamens) having united filaments so that they are arranged in two groups
- (of flowers) having diadelphous stamens
C19: from di- 1 + Greek adelphos brother
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- Gathered into two groups or bundles of equal or different number. The stamens of certain flowers, such as those of some members of the bean family, are diadelphous.
- Having stamens so arranged.
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