triadelphous

[ trahy-uh-del-fuh s ]
/ ˌtraɪ əˈdɛl fəs /

adjective Botany.

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

Origin of triadelphous

First recorded in 1820–30; tri- + -adelphous
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Examples from the Web for triadelphous

  • 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.