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[ahy-suh-stee-muh-nuh s, -stem-uh-]
adjective Botany.
  1. having stamens equal in number to the sepals or petals.
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Origin of isostemonous

1825–35; iso- + Greek stḗmōn thread + -ous
Related formsi·so·ste·mo·ny, noun
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Historical Examples of isostemonous

  • Isostemonous, the stamens equal in number to the sepals or petals.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

British Dictionary definitions for isostemonous


  1. botany (of a flower) having the stamens arranged in a single whorl and equal to the number of petals
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Word Origin for isostemonous

C19: from iso- + Greek -stemonus relating to a stamen
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