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monadelphous

[mon-uh-del-fuh s] /ˌmɒn əˈdɛl fəs/
adjective, Botany
1.
(of stamens) united into one bundle or set by their filaments.
2.
(of a plant or flower) having the stamens so united.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; mon- + -adelphous
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Examples for monadelphous
  • There are eight monadelphous stamens fused to the style.
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monadelphous

/ˌmɒnəˈdɛlfəs/
adjective
1.
(of stamens) having united filaments forming a tube around the style
2.
(of flowers) having monadelphous stamens
Word Origin
C19: from mono- + Greek adelphos brother, twin + -ous
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monadelphous in Science
monadelphous
  (mŏn'ə-děl'fəs, mō'nə-)   
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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