epigyny
noun see epigynous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • epigyny — See epigynous. * * * …   Universalium

  • epigyny — epig·y·ny …   English syllables

  • epigyny — /ɛˈpɪdʒəni/ (say e pijuhnee), /ə / (say uh ) noun an epigynous condition …   Australian English dictionary

  • epigyny — ə̇ˈpijənē, eˈ noun ( es) Etymology: epi + gyny : the condition of being epigynous * * * epigˈyny noun • • • Main Entry: ↑epigynous …   Useful english dictionary

  • epigynous — epigyny, n. /i pij euh neuhs/, adj. Bot. 1. (of flowers) having all floral parts conjoint and generally divergent from the ovary at or near its summit. 2. (of stamens, petals, etc.) having the parts so arranged. [1820 30; EPI + GYNOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • epigynous — adjective Date: 1830 1. of a floral organ adnate to the surface of the ovary and appearing to grow from the top of it 2. having epigynous floral organs • epigyny noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • -gyny — noun combining form 1. existence of or condition of having (such or so many) wives < polygyny > 2. condition of being situated (in a specified place) in relation to a female organ of a plant < epigyny > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ovary (plants) — Longitudinal section of female flower of squash showing pistil (=ovary+style+stigma), ovules, and petals In the flowering plants, an ovary is a part of the female reproductive organ of the flower or gynoecium. Specifically, it is the part of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Laurales — ▪ plant order Introduction  the Laurel order of flowering plants, containing 7 families, 91 genera, and about 2,900 species. Members of Laurales are trees, shrubs, or woody vines. Most are found in tropical or warm temperate climates, and they… …   Universalium

  • epigynous — [ɪ pɪdʒɪnəs, ɛ ] adjective Botany (of a plant or flower) having the ovary enclosed in the receptacle, with the stamens and other floral parts situated above. Compare with hypogynous and perigynous. Derivatives epigyny noun …   English new terms dictionary

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