hypogynous

adjective hy·pog·y·nous \ hī-ˈpä-jə-nəs \

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

hypogyny

play \hī-ˈpä-jə-nē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of hypogynous

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


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