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isostemonous

[ ahy-suh-stee-muh-nuhs, -stem-uh- ]
/ ˌaɪ səˈsti mə nəs, -ˈstɛm ə- /
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adjective Botany.

having stamens equal in number to the sepals or petals.

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Origin of isostemonous

1825–35; iso- + Greek stḗmōn thread + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM isostemonous

i·so·ste·mo·ny, noun
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isostemonous
/ (ˌaɪsəʊˈstiːmənəs, -ˈstɛm-) /

adjective

botany (of a flower) having the stamens arranged in a single whorl and equal to the number of petals

Word Origin for isostemonous

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