[ hahy-poj-uh-nuhs, hi- ]

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

  2. having stamens, sepals, or petals so arranged.

Origin of hypogynous

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

Other words from hypogynous

  • hy·pog·y·ny, noun

Words Nearby hypogynous

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How to use hypogynous in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hypogynous


/ (haɪˈpɒdʒɪnəs) /

  1. (of a flower) having the gynoecium situated above the other floral parts, as in the buttercup

  2. 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


[ hī-pŏjə-nəs ]

  1. Having the floral parts, such as sepals, petals, and stamens, borne on the receptacle beneath the ovary. Compare epigynous perigynous.

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