perigynous

adjective pe·rig·y·nous \ pə-ˈri-jə-nəs \

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

perigyny

play \pə-ˈri-jə-nē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of perigynous

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


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