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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History and Etymology for Hypopitys

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

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“Hypopitys.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hypopitys. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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