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epigynous

[ ih-pij-uh-nuhs ]
/ ɪˈpɪdʒ ə nəs /
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adjective Botany.

(of flowers) having all floral parts conjoint and generally divergent from the ovary at or near its summit.
(of stamens, petals, etc.) having the parts so arranged.

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Origin of epigynous

First recorded in 1820–30; epi- + -gynous
e·pig·y·ny, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for epigynous

epigynous
/ (ɪˈpɪdʒɪnəs) /

adjective

(of flowers) having the receptacle enclosing and fused with the gynoecium so that the other floral parts arise above it
epigyny, noun
C19: from epi- + Greek gunē (female organ, pistil) + -ous
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Scientific definitions for epigynous

epigynous
[ ĭ-pĭjə-nəs ]

Having floral parts (such as the petals and stamens) attached to or near the upper part of the ovary, as in the flower of the apple, cucumber, or daffodil. Compare hypogynous perigynous.
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