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epigynous

[ih-pij-uh-nuh s] /ɪˈpɪdʒ ə nəs/
adjective, Botany
1.
(of flowers) having all floral parts conjoint and generally divergent from the ovary at or near its summit.
2.
(of stamens, petals, etc.) having the parts so arranged.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; epi- + -gynous
Related forms
epigyny, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for epigynous

epigynous

/ɪˈpɪdʒɪnəs/
adjective
1.
(of flowers) having the receptacle enclosing and fused with the gynoecium so that the other floral parts arise above it
Derived Forms
epigyny, noun
Word Origin
C19: from epi- + Greek gunē (female organ, pistil) + -ous
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epigynous in Science
epigynous
  (ĭ-pĭj'ə-nəs)   
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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