adelphia definition

  • noun:
    • A "brotherhood," or collection of stamens in a bundle; used in composition, as in the class names, Monadelphia, Diadelphia, etc.
    • Any plant of the genus Adelphia
    • A “brotherhood,” or number of stamens in a bundle; -
    • In botany, the next factor, signifying fraternity, in names for the 17th, eighteenth, and nineteenth classes (Monadelphia, Diadelphia, and Polyadclphia) regarding the Linnean system of sexual category, always denote the coalescence of stamens by their filaments into one, two, or even more sets.

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