monadelphous

[ mon-uh-del-fuh s ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. monachism,
  2. monacid,
  3. monacillo,
  4. monaco,
  5. monad,
  6. monades,
  7. monadic,
  8. monadism,
  9. monadnock,
  10. monadology

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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Science 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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