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[te-truh-dahy-nuh-muh s]
adjective Botany.
  1. having four long and two short stamens, as a cruciferous flower.
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Origin of tetradynamous

1820–30; tetra- + Greek -dynamos -powered (dýnam(is) power + -os adj. suffix; see -ous)
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  1. (of plants) having six stamens, two of which are shorter than the others
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Word Origin for tetradynamous

C19: from tetra- + Greek dunamis power
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