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hypanthium

noun hy·pan·thi·um \hī-ˈpan(t)-thē-əm\
plural -thia \-thē-ə\

Definition of HYPANTHIUM

:  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)
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Origin of HYPANTHIUM

New Latin, from hypo- + anth- + -ium
First Known Use: circa 1855

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