Hypogynous
Hypogynous Hy*pog"y*nous, a. [Pref. hypo- + Gr. ? woman, female: cf. F. hypogyne.] (Bot.) Inserted below the pistil or pistils; -- said of sepals, petals, and stamens; having the sepals, petals, and stamens inserted below the pistil; -- said of a flower or a plant. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

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  • hypogynous — [hī päj′ə nəs, hipäj′ə nəs] adj. [ HYPO + GYNOUS] designating petals, sepals, and stamens that are attached to the receptacle, below and free from the pistil, as in a tulip: see PERIGYNOUS, EPIGYNOUS hypogyny [hī päj′ənē] n …   English World dictionary

  • hypogynous — adjective Date: 1821 1. of a floral organ inserted upon the receptacle or axis below the gynoecium and free from it 2. having hypogynous floral organs • hypogyny noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypogynous — hypogyny, n. /huy poj euh neuhs, hi /, adj. Bot. 1. situated on the receptacle beneath the pistil and free of the ovary, as stamens, petals, or sepals. 2. having stamens, sepals, or petals so arranged. [1815 25; HYPO + GYNOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypogynous — [hʌɪ pɒdʒɪnəs] adjective Botany (of a plant or flower) having the stamens situated below the carpels (or gynoecium). Compare with epigynous and perigynous. Derivatives hypogyny noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • hypogynous — hy·pog·y·nous …   English syllables

  • hypogynous — hy•pog•y•nous [[t]haɪˈpɒdʒ ə nəs[/t]] adj. 1) bot (of flower parts) situated on the receptacle beneath the pistil and free of the ovary, as stamens, petals, or sepals 2) bot having stamens, sepals, or petals so arranged • Etymology: 1815–25… …   From formal English to slang

  • hypogynous — /haɪˈpɒdʒənəs/ (say huy pojuhnuhs) adjective Botany 1. situated on the receptacle beneath the ovary, as stamens, petals, sepals, etc. 2. having stamens, etc., so arranged. {hypo + gynous} –hypogyny, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • hypogynous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hypogynous insertion — Insertion In*ser tion, n. [L. insertio: cf. F. insertion. See {Insert}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of inserting; as, the insertion of scions in stocks; the insertion of words or passages in writings. [1913 Webster] 2. The condition or mode of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glossary of botanical terms — Many of the terms used in Wikipedia glossaries (often most) are already defined and explained within Wikipedia itself. However, lists like the following indicate where new articles need to be written and are also useful for looking up and… …   Wikipedia

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