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 (mŏn′ə-dĕl′fəs, mō′nə-)
Having all the filaments united into a single tubelike group. Used of stamens.

[mon(o)- + Greek adelphos, brother.]
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1. (Botany) (of stamens) having united filaments forming a tube around the style
2. (Botany) (of flowers) having monadelphous stamens
[C19: from mono- + Greek adelphos brother, twin + -ous]
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(ˌmɒn əˈdɛl fəs)

1. (of stamens) united into one bundle or set by their filaments.
2. (of a plant or flower) having the stamens so united.
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