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