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hypanthium

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noun, hy·pan·thi·um \hī-ˈpan(t)-thē-əm\

Definition of hypanthium

plural -thia \-thē-ə\

  1. :  an enlargement of the floral receptacle bearing on its rim the stamens, petals, and sepals and often enlarging and surrounding the fruits (as in the rose hip)



Origin of hypanthium

New Latin, from hypo- + anth- + -ium


First Known Use: circa 1855


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