[ dip-luh-stee-muh-nuh s, -stem-uh- ]
/ ˌdɪp ləˈsti mə nəs, -ˈstɛm ə- /

adjective Botany.

having two whorls of stamens, with the outer whorl opposite the sepals and the inner whorl opposite the petals.

Origin of diplostemonous

1865–70; diplo- + Greek stḗmon- (stem of stḗmôn) the warp (see stamen) + -ous
Related formsdip·lo·ste·mo·ny, noun
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/ (ˌdɪpləʊˈstiːmənəs, -ˈstɛm-) /


(of plants) having twice as many stamens as petals, esp with the stamens arranged in two whorls

Word Origin for diplostemonous

C19: from New Latin diplostemonus (unattested), from diplo- + -stemonus relating to a stamen
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