hypanthium

noun
hy·​pan·​thi·​um | \ hī-ˈpan(t)-thē-əm How to pronounce hypanthium (audio) \
plural hypanthia\ hī-​ˈpan(t)-​thē-​ə How to pronounce hypanthium (audio) \

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)

First Known Use of hypanthium

circa 1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypanthium

New Latin, from hypo- + anth- + -ium

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“Hypanthium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypanthium. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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