Meaning of adelphous in English:


Pronunciation /əˈdɛlfəs/


rare Botany
  • Of stamens: partially united by their filaments into one or more groups; (also of flowers) having stamens with this arrangement.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Frederick Gray (1766–1828), naturalist and pharmacologist. From ancient Greek ἀδελϕός brother (from ἀ-, copulative prefix + δελϕύς womb from the same Indo-European base as Sanskrit garbha, Avestan garəβa- womb, fetus, and also Avestan gərəbuš- young of an animal) + -ous.