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

adjective Botany.

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

Nearby words

triacontanol, triacylglycerol, triacylglycerol lipase, triad, triad syndrome, triadelphous, triage, trial, trial and error, trial balance, trial balloon

Origin of triadelphous

First recorded in 1820–30; tri- + -adelphous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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.

    The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
  • Triadelphous, stamens united by their filaments into three bundles, 99.