Definition of hypanthium in English:

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hypanthium

Pronunciation: /hɪˈpanθɪəm/
Pronunciation: /hʌɪˈpanθɪəm/

noun (plural hypanthia)

Botany
A cup-like or tubular enlargement of the receptacle of a flower, loosely surrounding the gynoecium or united with it.
Example sentences
  • 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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