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triadelphous

[ trahy-uh-del-fuhs ]

adjective

, Botany.
  1. (of stamens) united by the filaments into three sets or bundles.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of triadelphous1

First recorded in 1820–30; tri- + -adelphous

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Example Sentences

Triadelphous (three brotherhoods), when the filaments are united in three sets or clusters, as in most species of Hypericum.

Triadelphous, stamens united by their filaments into three bundles, 99.

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