perigyny

perigyny

[puh-rij-uh-nee]
noun
Botany. a perigynous condition.

Origin:
1875–80; perigyn(ous) + -y3

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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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