hypogynous

hypogynous

[hahy-poj-uh-nuhs, hi-]
adjective Botany.
1.
situated on the receptacle beneath the pistil and free of the ovary, as stamens, petals, or sepals.
2.
having stamens, sepals, or petals so arranged.

Origin:
1815–25; hypo- + -gynous

hypogyny, noun
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hypogynous (haɪˈpɒdʒɪnəs)
 
adj
1.  (of a flower) having the gynoecium situated above the other floral parts, as in the buttercup
2.  of or relating to the parts of a flower arranged in this way
 
hy'pogyny
 
n

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hypogynous  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (hī-pŏj'ə-nəs)  Pronunciation Key 
Having the floral parts, such as sepals, petals, and stamens, borne on the receptacle beneath the ovary. Compare epigynous, perigynous.

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