from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Related to or being stamens with all the filaments united into a single tubelike group.
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- adj. Having all its stamens within a flower fused together at least partly by the filaments.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, having the stamens united into one set by their filaments; belonging or relating to the class Monadelphia.
Organs originally free and distinct become ultimately combined at the base by the gradual protrusion from the receptacle of a ring or tube under them, as in the stamens of _Leguminosæ_; yet, says Mr. Bentham, no one would propose to describe the staminal tube of monadelphous
Buchenau  mentions a flower of _Lotus uliginosus_ in which there were eleven stamens, namely, two free and nine monadelphous; and
Stamens monadelphous, dividing into 7 filaments above.
Stamens 10, monadelphous, the 5 shorter ones bearing each a small gland on the outer surface of the base.
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