- (of stamens) united by the filaments into three or more sets or bundles.
Origin of polyadelphous
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Polyadelphous, stamens united by their filaments into several bundles, 100.The Elements of Botany
- (of stamens) having united filaments so that they are arranged in three or more groups
- (of flowers) having polyadelphous stamens
C19: from New Latin, from poly- + -adelphous from Greek adelphos brother