plural noun Meta·chla·myd·e·ae

Definition of Metachlamydeae

  1. :  a group of Dicotyledoneae comprising plants in which the petals of the flowers are united — compare archichlamydeae



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Origin and Etymology of metachlamydeae

New Latin, from meta- + -chlamydeae (from Greek chlamyd-, chlamys cloak, mantle)

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to cast off or become cast off

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