polyadelphous

polyadelphous

[pol-ee-uh-del-fuhs]
adjective Botany.
(of stamens) united by the filaments into three or more sets or bundles.

Origin:
1855–60; < Greek polyádelphos having many siblings; see poly-, -adelphous

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polyadelphous (ˌpɒlɪəˈdɛlfəs)
 
adj
1.  (of stamens) having united filaments so that they are arranged in three or more groups
2.  (of flowers) having polyadelphous stamens
 
[C19: from New Latin, from poly- + -adelphous from Greek adelphos brother]

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