perigynous

perigynous

[puh-rij-uh-nuhs]
adjective Botany.
1.
situated around the pistil on the edge of a cuplike receptacle, as stamens or petals.
2.
having stamens, petals, etc., so arranged.

Origin:
1800–10; < Neo-Latin perigynus. See peri-, -gynous

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perigynous (pəˈrɪdʒɪnəs)
 
adj
1.  (of a flower) having a concave or flat receptacle with the gynoecium and other floral parts at the same level, as in the rose
2.  of or relating to the parts of a flower arranged in this way
 
[C19: from New Latin perigynus; see peri-, -gynous]
 
pe'rigyny
 
n

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perigynous  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (pə-rĭj'ə-nəs)  Pronunciation Key 
Having sepals, petals, and stamens around the edge of a cuplike receptacle (the hypanthium) containing the pistil, as in flowers of the rose or cherry. Compare epigynous, hypogynous.

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