Definition of hypanthium in English:


Syllabification: hy·pan·thi·um
Pronunciation: /hiˈpanTHēəm, hī-

noun (plural hypanthia /-THēə/)

  • A cuplike or tubular enlargement of the receptacle of a flower, loosely surrounding the gynoecium or united with it.
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    • The hypanthium is usually glabrous, with narrowly triangular sepals that are pubescent adaxially and are deciduous in fruit.
    • I removed the anthers from a single flower on each marked branch before dehiscence and marked the base of the hypanthium with a spot of paint.
    • The styles were then removed from each flower just above the point of emergence from the hypanthium and passed to the evaluator.

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