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staminody

[ stam-uh-noh-dee ]

noun

, Botany.
  1. the metamorphosis of any of various flower organs, as a sepal or a petal, into a stamen.


staminody

/ ˈstæmɪˌnəʊdɪ /

noun

  1. the development of any of various plant organs, such as petals or sepals, into stamens


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Word History and Origins

Origin of staminody1

1865–70; alteration of staminodium, with -y 3 replacing -ium

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Example Sentences

The conversion of bracts into stamens (staminody of bracts) has been observed in the case of Abies excelsa.

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