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diplostemonous

[dip-luh-stee-muh-nuh s, -stem-uh-] /ˌdɪp ləˈsti mə nəs, -ˈstɛm ə-/
adjective, Botany.
1.
having two whorls of stamens, with the outer whorl opposite the sepals and the inner whorl opposite the petals.
Origin of diplostemonous
1865-1870
1865-70; diplo- + Greek stḗmon- (stem of stḗmôn) the warp (see stamen) + -ous
Related forms
diplostemony, noun
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diplostemonous

/ˌdɪpləʊˈstiːmənəs; -ˈstɛm-/
adjective
1.
(of plants) having twice as many stamens as petals, esp with the stamens arranged in two whorls
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin diplostemonus (unattested), from diplo- + -stemonus relating to a stamen
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