hy·​pog·​y·​nous hī-ˈpä-jə-nəs How to pronounce hypogynous (audio)
of a floral organ : inserted upon the receptacle or axis below the gynoecium and free from it
: having hypogynous floral organs
hypogyny noun

Word History


borrowed from New Latin hypogynus, from hypo- hypo- + -gynus -gynous

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypogynous was in 1821

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Cite this Entry

“Hypogynous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypogynous. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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