Hypanthia
Hypanthium Hy*pan"thi*um, n.; pl. L. {Hypanthia}, E. {Hypanthiums}. [NL., fr. Gr. "ypo beneath + 'a`nqos flower.] (Bot.) A fruit consisting in large part of a receptacle, enlarged below the calyx, as in the {Calycanthus}, the rose hip, and the pear. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hypanthium — Hy*pan thi*um, n.; pl. L. {Hypanthia}, E. {Hypanthiums}. [NL., fr. Gr. ypo beneath + a nqos flower.] (Bot.) A fruit consisting in large part of a receptacle, enlarged below the calyx, as in the {Calycanthus}, the rose hip, and the pear. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hypanthiums — Hypanthium Hy*pan thi*um, n.; pl. L. {Hypanthia}, E. {Hypanthiums}. [NL., fr. Gr. ypo beneath + a nqos flower.] (Bot.) A fruit consisting in large part of a receptacle, enlarged below the calyx, as in the {Calycanthus}, the rose hip, and the pear …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypanthium — noun (plural hypanthia) Etymology: New Latin, from hypo + anth + ium Date: circa 1855 an enlargement of the floral receptacle bearing on its rim the stamens, petals, and sepals and often enlarging and surrounding the fruits (as in the rose hip) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypanthium — hypanthial, adj. /hi pan thee euhm, huy /, n., pl. hypanthia / thee euh/. Bot. a cup shaped or tubular body formed by the conjoined sepals, petals, and stamens. [1850 55; < NL, equiv. to hyp HYP + anthium < Gk ánthion (ánth(os) flower + ion dim.… …   Universalium

  • hypanthium — /haɪˈpænθiəm/ (say huy pantheeuhm) noun (plural hypanthia /haɪˈpænθiə/ (say huy pantheeuh)) a fleshy, cup shaped part of some flowers situated above or below the ovary and bearing the sepals, petals, and stamens on its rim. {New Latin} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hypanthium — [hi pan′thē əm, hīpan′thē əm] n. pl. hypanthia [hi pan′thēə, hī pan′thēə] [ModL: see HYPO & ANTHO & IUM] an enlarged cup or rim of tissue in flowers, as of the rose family, which supports the sepals, petals, and stamens hypanthial adj …   English World dictionary

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