hypogynous

adjective
hy·​pog·​y·​nous | \ hī-ˈpä-jə-nəs How to pronounce hypogynous (audio) \

Definition of hypogynous

1 of a floral organ : inserted upon the receptacle or axis below the gynoecium and free from it
2 : having hypogynous floral organs

Other Words from hypogynous

hypogyny \ hī-​ˈpä-​jə-​nē How to pronounce hypogyny (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of hypogynous

1821, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hypogynous

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

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“Hypogynous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypogynous. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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