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staminody

[stam-uh-noh-dee]
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noun Botany.
  1. the metamorphosis of any of various flower organs, as a sepal or a petal, into a stamen.
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Origin of staminody

1865–70; alteration of staminodium, with -y3 replacing -ium
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Historical Examples

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

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5

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British Dictionary definitions for staminody

staminody

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