Definition of -adelphous 

: having (such or so many) stamen fascicles monadelphous

History and Etymology for -adelphous

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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