Hypopitys

noun Hy·pop·i·tys \ hīˈpäpətə̇s , hə̇ˈ- \

Definition of Hypopitys

in some classifications
:a genus of plants comprising the pinesaps and including leafless saprophytic herbs with erect stems and racemose flowers that are commonly placed in the genus Monotropa

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Origin and Etymology of hypopitys

New Latin, from hypo- + Greek pitys pine (tree)


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