perigynous

adjective
pe·​rig·​y·​nous | \ pə-ˈri-jə-nəs How to pronounce perigynous (audio) \

Definition of perigynous

: borne on a ring or cup of the receptacle surrounding a pistil perigynous petals also : having perigynous stamens and petals perigynous flowers

Other Words from perigynous

perigyny \ pə-​ˈri-​jə-​nē How to pronounce perigyny (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of perigynous

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for perigynous

New Latin perigynus, from peri- + -gynus -gynous

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“Perigynous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perigynous. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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