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perigynous

adjective pe·rig·y·nous \pə-ˈri-jə-nəs\

Definition of PERIGYNOUS

:  borne on a ring or cup of the receptacle surrounding a pistil <perigynous petals>; also :  having perigynous stamens and petals <perigynous flowers>
pe·rig·y·ny \-nē\ noun

Origin of PERIGYNOUS

New Latin perigynus, from peri- + -gynus -gynous
First Known Use: 1807

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