Tetradynamous
Tetradynamian Tet`ra*dy*na"mi*an, Tetradynamous Tet`ra*dyn"a*mous, a. (Bot.) Belonging to the order Tetradynamia; having six stamens, four of which are uniformly longer than the others. [1913 Webster]

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  • tetradynamous — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|dīnəməs, din adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary tetradynam (from tetra + Greek dynamis power) + ous : having six stamens four of which are longer than the others the Cruciferae are tetradynamous * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • tetradynamous — /te treuh duy neuh meuhs/, adj. Bot. having four long and two short stamens, as a cruciferous flower. [1820 30; TETRA + Gk dynamos powered (dýnam(is) power + os adj. suffix; see OUS)] * * * …   Universalium

  • tetradynamous — tet·ra·dyna·mous …   English syllables

  • tetradynamous — tet•ra•dy•na•mous [[t]ˌtɛ trəˈdaɪ nə məs[/t]] adj. bot having four long and two short stamens, as a flower of the mustard family • Etymology: 1820–30; tetra + Gk dynamos powered, adj. der. of dýnamis power; see ous …   From formal English to slang

  • tetradynamous — /tɛtrəˈdaɪnəməs/ (say tetruh duynuhmuhs), / ˈdɪnə / (say dinuh ) adjective having four long and two short stamens, as in many cruciferous flowers. {New Latin tetradynamia name of genus + ous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Tetradynamian — Tet ra*dy*na mi*an, Tetradynamous Tet ra*dyn a*mous, a. (Bot.) Belonging to the order Tetradynamia; having six stamens, four of which are uniformly longer than the others. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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