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staminody

[stam-uh-noh-dee] /ˈstæm əˌnoʊ di/
noun, Botany.
1.
the metamorphosis of any of various flower organs, as a sepal or a petal, into a stamen.
Origin of staminody
1865-1870
1865-70; alteration of staminodium, with -y3 replacing -ium
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staminody

/ˈstæmɪˌnəʊdɪ/
noun
1.
the development of any of various plant organs, such as petals or sepals, into stamens
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