Definition of diadelphous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdʌɪəˈdɛlfəs/


(Of stamens) united by their filaments so as to form two groups.
Example sentences
  • The androecium consists of 10 diadelphous stamens.
  • These consist of 10 diadelphous stamens and a bent, bearded, and beaked style.
  • The ten stamens are arranged in diadelphous fashion, with the staminal column (nine basally fused) surrounding the pistil.


Early 19th century: from di-1 'two' + Greek adelphos 'brother' + -ous.

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