polyadelphous

[pol-ee-uh-del-fuh s]

Origin of polyadelphous

1855–60; < Greek polyádelphos having many siblings; see poly-, -adelphous
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polyadelphous

adjective
  1. (of stamens) having united filaments so that they are arranged in three or more groups
  2. (of flowers) having polyadelphous stamens

Word Origin for polyadelphous

C19: from New Latin, from poly- + -adelphous from Greek adelphos brother
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