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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having six stamens, four of which are longer than the others, as in most plants of the mustard family.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having six stamens, four longer arranged in opposite pairs, and two shorter, inserted lower down: a relation found only in the flowers of Cruciferæ. See cut under stamen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective botany Belonging to the order Tetradynamia; having six stamens, four of which are uniformly longer than the others.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[tetra– + Greek dunamis, strength; see dynamic + –ous.]

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