staminate

[stam-uh-nit, -neyt]

Origin of staminate

First recorded in 1835–45; stamin- + -ate1
Related formsmul·ti·stam·i·nate, adjective
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staminate

adjective
  1. (of plants) having stamens, esp having stamens but no carpels; male

Word Origin for staminate

C19: from Latin stāminātus consisting of threads. See stamen, -ate 1
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staminate in Science

staminate

[stāmə-nĭt]
  1. Having stamens but no carpels. Male flowers are staminate.
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