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epigynous Syllabification: e·pig·y·nous
Pronunciation: /əˈpijənəs/

Definition of epigynous in English:

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, perigynous.

Derivatives

epigyny
Pronunciation: /iˈpijənē/
noun

Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin epigynus, from epi- 'upon, above' + Greek gunē 'woman' + -ous.

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