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triadelphous

[ trahy-uh-del-fuhs ]
/ ˌtraɪ əˈdɛl fəs /
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adjective Botany.
(of stamens) united by the filaments into three sets or bundles.
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Origin of triadelphous

First recorded in 1820–30; tri- + -adelphous
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How to use triadelphous in a sentence

  • 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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