- (of stamens) united into one bundle or set by their filaments.
- (of a plant or flower) having the stamens so united.
Origin of monadelphous
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Examples from the Web for monadelphous
Stamens 10, monadelphous at the very base, otherwise distinct.
In Ochlandra they vary from seven to thirty, and in Gigantochloa they are monadelphous.
Stamens 5, monadelphous in a 10-toothed tube or cup; leaves simple, all radical.
Stamens showing the union of the filaments into a common tube (monadelphous).
In their lower part the stamens are fused together by their stalks, like the "monadelphous" stamens of a mallow.Darwin and Modern Science
A.C. Seward and Others
- (of stamens) having united filaments forming a tube around the style
- (of flowers) having monadelphous stamens
C19: from mono- + Greek adelphos brother, twin + -ous
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- Related to stamens whose filaments are united into a single tubelike group. The stamens of flowers of leguminous plants are often monadelphous.
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