Obdiplostemonous Ob*dip`lo*stem"o*nous, a. [Pref. ob- + diplostemonous.] (Bot.) Having twice as many stamens as petals, those of the outer set being opposite the petals; -- said of flowers. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

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  • obdiplostemonous — adjective having two sets of stamens in alternating whorls, with the outer whorl opposite the petals [...] the stamens, which are definite in number, normally obdiplostemonous (namely, the stamens are in two alternating whorls, those of the outer …   Wiktionary

  • obdiplostemonous — ob·diplostemonous …   English syllables

  • obdiplostemonous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Obdiplostemony — Ob*dip lo*stem o*ny, n. (Bot.) The condition of being obdiplostemonous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diplostemonous — |diplō|stēmənəs, tem adjective Etymology: probably from (assumed) New Latin diplostemonus, from New Latin dipl + (assumed) New Latin stemonus stemonous : having the stamens in two whorls each of which has the same number as the petals and usually …   Useful english dictionary

  • ob- — prefix (also oc before c, of before f, op before p) occurring mainly in words of Latin origin, meaning: 1 exposure, openness (object; obverse). 2 meeting or facing (occasion; obvious). 3 direction (oblong; offer). 4 opposition, hostility, or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • obdiplostemony — noun see obdiplostemonous …   Useful english dictionary

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