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From Ancient Greek ἀδελφός (adelphós, brother) +‎ -ous.


adelphous (not comparable)

  1. (botany) Having coalescent or clustered filaments.
    adelphous stamens
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for adelphous in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)