adjective Botany.
(of stamens) united into one bundle or set by their filaments.
(of a plant or flower) having the stamens so united.

1800–10; mon- + -adelphous Unabridged
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monadelphous (ˌmɒnəˈdɛlfəs)
1.  (of stamens) having united filaments forming a tube around the style
2.  (of flowers) having monadelphous stamens
[C19: from mono- + Greek adelphos brother, twin + -ous]

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monadelphous   (mŏn'ə-děl'fəs, mō'nə-)  Pronunciation Key 
Related to stamens whose filaments are united into a single tubelike group. The stamens of flowers of leguminous plants are often monadelphous.
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There are eight monadelphous stamens fused to the style.
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