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n. pl. sta·mens or sta·mi·na (stā′mə-nə, stăm′ə-)
The pollen-producing reproductive organ of a flower, usually consisting of a filament and an anther.

[Latin stāmen, thread; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

sta′mi·nal (stā′mə-nəl, stăm′ə-) adj.

stam·i·na 1

Physical or moral strength to resist or withstand illness, fatigue, or hardship; endurance.

[Latin stāmina, pl. of stāmen, thread, thread of life spun by the Fates; see stamen.]

stam′i·nal (stăm′ə-nəl) adj.

sta·mi·na 2

 (stā′mə-nə, stăm′ə-)
A plural of stamen.
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(ˈstæm ə nl)

also sta•min•e•al

(stəˈmɪn i əl)

of or pertaining to stamens.
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