[mon-uh-del-fuh s]
adjective Botany.
  1. (of stamens) united into one bundle or set by their filaments.
  2. (of a plant or flower) having the stamens so united.

Origin of monadelphous

First recorded in 1800–10; mon- + -adelphous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for monadelphous


  1. (of stamens) having united filaments forming a tube around the style
  2. (of flowers) having monadelphous stamens

Word Origin for monadelphous

C19: from mono- + Greek adelphos brother, twin + -ous
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monadelphous in Science


[mŏn′ə-dĕlfəs, mō′nə-]
  1. 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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