didynamy, n.
/duy din"euh meuhs/, adj.
(of a flower) having four stamens in two pairs of different length.
[1785-95; < NL Didynam(ia) name of the class (equiv. to di- DI-1 + Gk dýnam(is) power (see DYNAMIC) + -ia -IA) + -OUS]

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