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hypogynous

[hahy-poj-uh-nuh s, hi-]
adjective Botany.
  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.
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Origin of hypogynous

First recorded in 1815–25; hypo- + -gynous
Related formshy·pog·y·ny, noun
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Examples from the Web for hypogyny

Historical Examples

  • In Monocotyledons a similar advance from hypogyny to epigyny is observed, and from the dorsiventral to the radial type of flower.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1

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British Dictionary definitions for hypogyny

hypogynous

adjective
  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
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Derived Formshypogyny, noun
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hypogyny in Science

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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