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hypogynous

[hahy-poj-uh-nuh s, hi-] /haɪˈpɒdʒ ə nəs, hɪ-/
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
1815-1825
1815-25; hypo- + -gynous
Related forms
hypogyny, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypogyny

hypogynous

/haɪˈpɒdʒɪnəs/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
hypogyny, noun
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hypogyny in Science
hypogynous
  (hī-pŏj'ə-nəs)   
Having the floral parts, such as sepals, petals, and stamens, borne on the receptacle beneath the ovary. Compare epigynous, perigynous.

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