perigynous

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

Definition of perigynous

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1807


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