adjective Etymology: di- + -adelphous Date: 1807 united by filaments into two fascicles — used of stamens

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  • diadelphous — [dī΄ə del′fəs] adj. [< DI 1 + Gr adelphos, brother < a , copulative + delphys, womb (see DOLPHIN); used in contrast to phratēr, BROTHER, commonly used for cousins and other relatives and for political colleagues; + OUS] 1. arranged in two… …   English World dictionary

  • Diadelphous — Diadelphian Di a*del phi*an, Diadelphous Di a*del phous, a. [Cf. F. diadelphe.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to the class Diadelphia; having the stamens united into two bodies by their filaments (said of a plant or flower); grouped into two bundles or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diadelphous — /duy euh del feuhs/, adj. Bot. 1. (of stamens) united into two sets by their filaments. 2. (of plants) having the stamens so united. [1800 10; DI 1 + ADELPHOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • diadelphous — adjective Having its stamens fused together at least partly by the filaments so that they form two separate bundles, or a bundle and a lone separate stamen …   Wiktionary

  • diadelphous — [ˌdʌɪə dɛlfəs] adjective Botany (of stamens) united by their filaments so as to form two groups. Origin C19: from di 1 + Gk adelphos brother + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • diadelphous — di·a·del·phous …   English syllables

  • diadelphous — di•a•del•phous [[t]ˌdaɪ əˈdɛl fəs[/t]] adj. bot (of stamens) united into two sets by their filaments • Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • diadelphous — /daɪəˈdɛlfəs/ (say duyuh delfuhs) adjective 1. (of stamens) united into two sets by their filaments. 2. (of plants) having the stamens so united. {di 1 + Greek adelphos brother + ous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • diadelphous — adj. Bot. with the stamens united in two bundles (cf. MONADELPHOUS, POLYADELPHOUS). Etymology: DI (1) + Gk adelphos brother …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fabales — ▪ plant order Introduction  order of dicotyledonous flowering plants in the Rosid I group among the core eudicots. The order comprises 4 families ( Fabaceae, Polygalaceae, Quillajaceae, and Surianaceae), 754 genera, and more than 20,000 species.… …   Universalium

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