noun Botany.

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

Origin of staminody

1865–70; alteration of staminodium, with -y3 replacing -ium Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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