[te-truh-dahy-nuh-muh s]

adjective Botany.

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

Origin of tetradynamous

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