staminody


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sta·mi·no·dy

 (stā′mə-nō′dē, stăm′ə-)
n.
Transformation of a floral organ into a stamen.

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staminody

(ˈstæmɪˌnəʊdɪ)
n
(Botany) the development of any of various plant organs, such as petals or sepals, into stamens
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staminody

the metamorphosis of various flower organs, as petals or sepals, into stamens.
See also: Flowers
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