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monadelphous

[ mon-uh-del-fuhs ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈdɛl fəs /
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adjective Botany.
(of stamens) united into one bundle or set by their filaments.
(of a plant or flower) having the stamens so united.
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Origin of monadelphous

First recorded in 1800–10; mon- + -adelphous

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British Dictionary definitions for monadelphous

monadelphous
/ (ˌmɒnəˈdɛlfəs) /

adjective
(of stamens) having united filaments forming a tube around the style
(of flowers) having monadelphous stamens

Word Origin for monadelphous

C19: from mono- + Greek adelphos brother, twin + -ous
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Scientific definitions for monadelphous

monadelphous
[ mŏn′ə-dĕlfəs, mō′nə- ]

Related to stamens whose filaments are united into a single tubelike group. The stamens of flowers of leguminous plants are often monadelphous.
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