- (of a flower) having four stamens in two pairs of different length.
Origin of didynamous
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Didynamous (stamens), having four stamens in two pairs, 100.The Elements of Botany
Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted on the tube of the corolla; anthers 2-celled, persistent.
- (of plants) having four stamens arranged in two pairs of unequal length, as in the foxglove
C18: from New Latin Didynamia name of former class, from di- 1 + Greek dunamis power, referring to the greater strength of the two long stamens
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