staminody

staminody

[stam-uh-noh-dee]
noun Botany.
the metamorphosis of any of various flower organs, as a sepal or a petal, into a stamen.

Origin:
1865–70; alteration of staminodium, with -y3 replacing -ium

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staminody (ˈstæmɪˌnəʊdɪ)
 
n
the development of any of various plant organs, such as petals or sepals, into stamens

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