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Diadelphous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Diadelphous (Bot) Of or pertaining to the class Diadelphia; having the stamens united into two bodies by their filaments (said of a plant or flower); grouped into two bundles or sets by coalescence of the filaments (said of stamens).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • diadelphous In botany, having stamens united in two sets by their filaments, the sets being equal or unequal; grouped together in two sets: as, diadelphous stamens. In papilionaceous flowers, out of ten stamens nine are often united, while one (the posterior one) is free. Also diadelphian.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Diadelphous dī-a-del′fus grouped together in two sets—of the stamens of plants
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. diadelphe,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formed from Gr. di-, double, and adelphos, brother.

Usage

In literature:

Stamens usually 10, and mostly monadelphous or diadelphous.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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