[dahy-din-uh-muh s]


(of a flower) having four stamens in two pairs of different length.

Origin of didynamous

1785–95; < New Latin Didynam(ia) name of the class (equivalent to di- di-1 + Greek dýnam(is) power (see dynamic) + -ia -ia) + -ous
Related formsdi·dyn·a·my, noun
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(of plants) having four stamens arranged in two pairs of unequal length, as in the foxglove

Word Origin for didynamous

C18: from New Latin Didynamia name of former class, from di- 1 + Greek dunamis power, referring to the greater strength of the two long stamens
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