[ dahy-uh-del-fuhs ]

  1. (of stamens) united into two sets by their filaments.

  2. (of plants) having the stamens so united.

Origin of diadelphous

First recorded in 1800–10; di-1 + -adelphous

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British Dictionary definitions for diadelphous


/ (ˌdaɪəˈdɛlfəs) /

  1. (of stamens) having united filaments so that they are arranged in two groups

  2. (of flowers) having diadelphous stamens

Origin of diadelphous

C19: from di- 1 + Greek adelphos brother

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Scientific definitions for diadelphous


[ dī′ə-dĕlfəs ]

  1. Gathered into two groups or bundles of equal or different number. The stamens of certain flowers, such as those of some members of the bean family, are diadelphous.

  2. Having stamens so arranged.

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