: having (such or so many) stamen fascicles

Word History


borrowed from New Latin -adelphus, borrowed from Greek -adelphos (as in oligádelphos "having few siblings,"), derivative of adelpheós, adelphós "brother" and adelpheḗ, adelphḗ "sister," from a- (variant, before a following aspirate consonant, of ha- "having one, having the same," going back to Indo-European sm̥-) + -delphe-, derivative from the base of delphýs "womb" — more at acolyte, dolphin

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“-adelphous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-adelphous. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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