[ stam-uh-noh-dee ]
/ ˈstæm əˌnoʊ di /
the metamorphosis of any of various flower organs, as a sepal or a petal, into a stamen.
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Examples from the Web for staminody
The conversion of bracts into stamens (staminody of bracts) has been observed in the case of Abies excelsa.
British Dictionary definitions for staminody
/ (ˈstæmɪˌnəʊdɪ) /
the development of any of various plant organs, such as petals or sepals, into stamens
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