am·​adel·​phous | \ ¦amə¦delfəs \

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First Known Use of amadelphous

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amadelphous

irregular from Greek hama together with + adelphos brotherly, from adelphos brother

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The first known use of amadelphous was circa 1879

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“Amadelphous.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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