[hahy-poj-uh-nuh s, hi-]
- situated on the receptacle beneath the pistil and free of the ovary, as stamens, petals, or sepals.
- having stamens, sepals, or petals so arranged.
Origin of hypogynous
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Examples from the Web for hypogynous
Hypogynous, inserted on the receptacle under the pistil or gynœcium.The Elements of Botany
The disk is hypogynous with five nectariferous glands which are alternate with the stamens.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
Stamens indefinite on an hypogynous disk, not covered in the bud.
Glandular-haired scapose marsh herbs, with regular 5-merous hypogynous flowers.
Petals usually present, as many, but mostly small or rudimentary, hypogynous.
- (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
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- Having the floral parts, such as sepals, petals, and stamens, borne on the receptacle beneath the ovary. Compare epigynous perigynous.
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