hypogynous definition

  • adjective:
    • getting the flowery components, such sepals, petals, and stamens, borne regarding receptacle underneath the ovary.
    • Of a flower, having an excellent ovary, connected right to the receptacle like many flowery components.
    • Inserted below the pistil or pistils; -- said of sepals, petals, and stamens; obtaining the sepals, petals, and stamens inserted underneath the pistil; -- said of a flower or a plant.
  • others:
    • In botany, situated beneath the pistil: applied to parts which, as in the Ranunculace√¶, are inserted or borne on the receptacle of the flower, which has the sepals, petals, numerous stamens, and many or few pistils, all distinct and unconnected and inserted upon the torus or axis, with the pistils at the summit.

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