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diplostemonous

[dip-luh-stee-muh-nuh s, -stem-uh-]
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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

1865–70; diplo- + Greek stḗmon- (stem of stḗmôn) the warp (see stamen) + -ous
Related formsdip·lo·ste·mo·ny, noun
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Examples from the Web for diplostemonous

Historical Examples

  • Diplo-, Greek for double, as Diplostemonous, with two sets of stamens.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray


British Dictionary definitions for diplostemonous

diplostemonous

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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