adjective Botany.
(of flowers) having all floral parts conjoint and generally divergent from the ovary at or near its summit.
(of stamens, petals, etc.) having the parts so arranged.

1820–30; epi- + -gynous

epigyny, noun
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epigynous (ɪˈpɪdʒɪnəs)
(of flowers) having the receptacle enclosing and fused with the gynoecium so that the other floral parts arise above it
[C19: from epi- + Greek gunē (female organ, pistil) + -ous]

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epigynous  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (ĭ-pĭj'ə-nəs)  Pronunciation Key 
Having floral parts (such as the petals and stamens) attached to or near the upper part of the ovary, as in the flower of the apple, cucumber, or daffodil. Compare hypogynous, perigynous.

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