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adjective Botany.
  1. of or relating to stamens.
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Also sta·min·e·al [stuh-min-ee-uh l] /stəˈmɪn i əl/.

Origin of staminal1

First recorded in 1835–45; stamin- + -al1


  1. of or relating to stamina or endurance.
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Origin of staminal2

First recorded in 1775–85; stamin(a)1 + -al1
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Examples from the Web for staminal

Historical Examples

  • In other cases, however, he observed that the pollen grains occurred on the inner side of what we now know as the staminal tube.

    Makers of British Botany; a collection of biographies by living botanists


  • The staminal nature of this pseudo-corolla is inferred from the occasional presence of anthers on it.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • Reduction of the staminal whorl is also not unfrequent in Trifolium repens and T. hybridum, and has been seen in Delphinium, &c.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • In willows the change of pistils into staminal organs has been frequently observed.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • Especially attend about the nectary exterior to the staminal tube.