Monandrous Mo*nan"drous, a. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to the monandria; having but one stamen. [1913 Webster]

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  • monandrous — [mō nan′drəs, mənan′drəs] adj. [Gr monandros, having one husband: see MON & ANDROUS] 1. of or characterized by monandry 2. having only one stamen, as some flowers …   English World dictionary

  • Monandrous — In botanical terms, monandrous simply means to have a single stamen. In orchids A distinction between monandrous and other flowers is particularly relevant in the classification of orchids. The monandrous orchids form a clade[1] consisting of the …   Wikipedia

  • monandrous — /məˈnændrəs/ (say muh nandruhs) adjective 1. having only one husband at a time. 2. of or characterised by monandry: the monandrous system. 3. Botany a. (of a flower) having only one stamen. b. (of a plant) having such flowers. {Greek monandros… …   Australian English dictionary

  • monandrous — /meuh nan dreuhs/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by monandry. 2. Bot. a. (of a flower) having only one stamen. b. (of a plant) having such flowers. [1800 10; < Gk mónandros. See MON , ANDROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • monandrous — adjective a) Having only one stamen in each flower. b) Having only one male sexual partner over a period of time …   Wiktionary

  • monandrous — mo·nan·drous …   English syllables

  • monandrous — adjective having only one husband at a time • Similar to: ↑monogamous • Derivationally related forms: ↑monandry …   Useful english dictionary

  • -androus — comb. form Bot. forming adjectives meaning having specified male organs or stamens (monandrous). Etymology: mod.L f. Gk andros f. aner andros male + OUS * * * |andrəs, |aan adjective combining form Etymology: New Latin andrus, from Greek andros… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mo|nan|drous — «muh NAN druhs», adjective. 1. having only one husband at a time; characterized by monandry: »a monandrous society. 2. having only one stamen: »a monandrous flower. 3. having such flowers: »a monandrous plant. ╂[< Greek mónandros (with English …   Useful english dictionary

  • Taxonomy of the Orchidaceae — The taxonomy of the orchid family has evolved slowly during the last 150 years, starting with Carolus Linnaeus who in 1753 recognized eight genera. De Jussieu recognized the Orchidaceae as a separate family in 1789. Olof Swartz recognized 25… …   Wikipedia

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