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triadelphous

[trahy-uh-del-fuh s] /ˌtraɪ əˈdɛl fəs/
adjective, Botany.
1.
(of stamens) united by the filaments into three sets or bundles.
Origin of triadelphous
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; tri- + -adelphous
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  • triadelphous, stamens united by their filaments into three bundles, 99.

  • triadelphous (three brotherhoods), when the filaments are united in three sets or clusters, as in most species of Hypericum.

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