epigynous

adjective
epig·​y·​nous | \ i-ˈpi-jə-nəs How to pronounce epigynous (audio) , e- \

Definition of epigynous

1 of a floral organ : adnate to the surface of the ovary and appearing to grow from the top of it
2 : having epigynous floral organs

Other Words from epigynous

epigyny \ i-​ˈpi-​jə-​nē How to pronounce epigyny (audio) , e-​ \ noun

First Known Use of epigynous

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Epigynous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epigynous. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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