Pentadelphous Pen`ta*del"phous, a. [Penta- + Gr. ? brother.] (Bot.) Having the stamens arranged in five clusters, those of each cluster having their filaments more or less united, as the flowers of the linden. [1913 Webster]

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  • pentadelphous — |pentə|delfəs adjective Etymology: penta + adelphous : having the stamens in five sets or clusters with the filaments in each cluster more or less united * * * pentadelphous /pen tə delˈfəs/ adjective 1. Having five bundles of stamens 2. United… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pentadelphous — adjective Having its stamens fused together at least partly by the filaments so that they form five separate groups, some of which may contain a single stamen …   Wiktionary

  • pentadelphous — pen·ta·del·phous …   English syllables

  • pentadelphy — noun Presence of pentadelphous stamen …   Wiktionary

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