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perigynous

[puh-rij-uh-nuh s] /pəˈrɪdʒ ə nəs/
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
1800-1810
1800-10; < Neo-Latin perigynus. See peri-, -gynous
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British Dictionary definitions for perigynous

perigynous

/pəˈrɪdʒɪnəs/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
perigyny, noun
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin perigynus; see peri-, -gynous
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perigynous in Science
perigynous
  (pə-rĭj'ə-nəs)   
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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