noun see perigynous

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  • perigyny — /peuh rij euh nee/, n. Bot. a perigynous condition. [1875 80; PERIGYN(OUS) + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • perigyny — pe·rig·y·ny …   English syllables

  • perigyny — /pəˈrɪdʒəni/ (say puh rijuhnee) noun perigynous condition …   Australian English dictionary

  • perigyny — nē noun ( es) Etymology: peri + gyny : the quality or state of being perigynous * * * /peuh rij euh nee/, n. Bot. a perigynous condition. [1875 80; PERIGYN(OUS) + Y3] * * * perigˈyny noun • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • perigynous — adjective Etymology: New Latin perigynus, from peri + gynus gynous Date: 1807 borne on a ring or cup of the receptacle surrounding a pistil < perigynous petals >; also having perigynous stamens and petals < perigynous flowers > • perigyny noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

  • Myrtales — ▪ plant order Introduction       the myrtle order of flowering plants, composed of 14 families, 380 genera, and about 11,000 species distributed throughout the tropics and warmer regions of the world. The majority of these species belong to just… …   Universalium

  • perigynous — [pə rɪdʒɪnəs] adjective Botany (of a plant or flower) having the stamens and other floral parts at the same level as the carpels. Compare with epigynous and hypogynous. Derivatives perigyny noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • perigynous — [pə rij′ə nəs] adj. [ModL perigynus: see PERI & GYNOUS] designating sepals, petals, and stamens attached to the rim of a cup or tube which surrounds the ovary but is not attached to it, as in the rose: see EPIGYNOUS, HYPOGYNOUS perigyny [pe… …   English World dictionary

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