a combining form meaning “having stamens growing together in bundles,” of the number specified by the initial element: monadelphous.

Nearby words

  1. -acious,
  2. -acity,
  3. -acy,
  4. -ad,
  5. -ade,
  6. -ades,
  7. -ado,
  8. -ae,
  9. -aea,
  10. -aean

Origin of -adelphous

< New Latin < Greek -adelphos, adj. derivative of adelphós brother or adelphḗ sister; see -ous

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