Polyadelphous
Polyadelphian Pol`y*a*del"phi*an, Polyadelphous Pol`y*a*del"phous, a. (Bot.) Belonging to the class Polyadelphia; having stamens united in three or more bundles. [1913 Webster]

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  • polyadelphous — [päl΄ē ə del′fəs] adj. [< Gr polyadelphos, with many brothers < polys , many (see POLY ) + adelphos, brother + OUS] Bot. having stamens joined by their filaments into a number of clusters …   English World dictionary

  • polyadelphous — /pol ee euh del feuhs/, adj. Bot. (of stamens) united by the filaments into three or more sets or bundles. [1855 60; < Gk polyádelphos having many siblings; see POLY , ADELPHOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • polyadelphous — adjective Having stamens combined in more than two groups …   Wiktionary

  • polyadelphous — poly·adel·phous …   English syllables

  • polyadelphous — /pɒliəˈdɛlfəs/ (say poleeuh delfuhs) adjective (of stamens) united by their filaments into three or more bundles or sets. {Greek polyadelphos having many siblings} …   Australian English dictionary

  • polyadelphous — adj. Bot. having numerous stamens grouped into three or more bundles. * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷fəs adjective Etymology: New Latin Polyadelphia + English ous of stamens : united by the anthers into three or more groups compare diadelphous, monadelphous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phalanges — Phalanx Pha lanx, n.; pl. {Phalanxes}, L. {Phalanges}. [L., from Gr. ?.] 1. (Gr. Antiq.) A body of heavy armed infantry formed in ranks and files close and deep. There were several different arrangements, the phalanx varying in depth from four to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phalanx — Pha lanx, n.; pl. {Phalanxes}, L. {Phalanges}. [L., from Gr. ?.] 1. (Gr. Antiq.) A body of heavy armed infantry formed in ranks and files close and deep. There were several different arrangements, the phalanx varying in depth from four to twenty… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phalanxes — Phalanx Pha lanx, n.; pl. {Phalanxes}, L. {Phalanges}. [L., from Gr. ?.] 1. (Gr. Antiq.) A body of heavy armed infantry formed in ranks and files close and deep. There were several different arrangements, the phalanx varying in depth from four to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polyadelphian — Pol y*a*del phi*an, Polyadelphous Pol y*a*del phous, a. (Bot.) Belonging to the class Polyadelphia; having stamens united in three or more bundles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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