(Of a plant or flower) having the stamens and other floral parts at the same level as the carpels. Compare with epigynous, hypogynous.
More example sentences
- There is a vestigial non-functional perigynous disc and nectar is secreted by glandular trichomes distributed along the internal surface of the corolla.
early 19th century: from modern Latin perigynus (from Greek peri- 'around' + gunē 'woman') + -ous.
More definitions of perigynousDefinition of perigynous in:
- The US English dictionary