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didynamous

[dahy-din-uh-muh s] /daɪˈdɪn ə məs/
adjective
1.
(of a flower) having four stamens in two pairs of different length.
Origin of didynamous
1785-1795
1785-95; < New Latin Didynam(ia) name of the class (equivalent to di- di-1 + Greek dýnam(is) power (see dynamic) + -ia -ia) + -ous
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didynamy, noun
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didynamous

/daɪˈdɪnəməs/
adjective
1.
(of plants) having four stamens arranged in two pairs of unequal length, as in the foxglove
Word Origin
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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