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hypogynous

[ hahy-poj-uh-nuhs, hi- ]
/ haɪˈpɒdʒ ə nəs, hɪ- /
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adjective Botany.

situated on the receptacle beneath the pistil and free of the ovary, as stamens, petals, or sepals.
having stamens, sepals, or petals so arranged.

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Origin of hypogynous

First recorded in 1815–25; hypo- + -gynous

OTHER WORDS FROM hypogynous

hy·pog·y·ny, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypogynous

hypogynous
/ (haɪˈpɒdʒɪnəs) /

adjective

(of a flower) having the gynoecium situated above the other floral parts, as in the buttercup
of or relating to the parts of a flower arranged in this way

Derived forms of hypogynous

hypogyny, noun
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Scientific definitions for hypogynous

hypogynous
[ hī-pŏjə-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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