tetradynamous

[ te-truh-dahy-nuh-muh s ]
/ ˌtɛ trəˈdaɪ nə məs /
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adjective Botany.

having four long and two short stamens, as a cruciferous flower.

Nearby words

  1. tetrad,
  2. tetradactyl,
  3. tetradactylous,
  4. tetradrachma,
  5. tetradymite,
  6. tetraethyl,
  7. tetraethyl lead,
  8. tetraethyl pyrophosphate,
  9. tetraethyllead,
  10. tetrafluoride

Origin of tetradynamous

1820–30; tetra- + Greek -dynamos -powered (dýnam(is) power + -os adj. suffix; see -ous)

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British Dictionary definitions for tetradynamous

tetradynamous

/ (ˌtɛtrəˈdaɪnəməs, -ˈdɪn-) /

adjective

(of plants) having six stamens, two of which are shorter than the others

Word Origin for tetradynamous

C19: from tetra- + Greek dunamis power

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