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polyadelphous

[ pol-ee-uh-del-fuhs ]
/ ˌpɒl i əˈdɛl fəs /
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adjective Botany.

(of stamens) united by the filaments into three or more sets or bundles.

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Origin of polyadelphous

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

polyadelphous
/ (ˌpɒlɪəˈdɛlfəs) /

adjective

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

Word Origin for polyadelphous

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