Definition of perigynous in English:

perigynous

Line breaks: per¦igyn|ous
Pronunciation: /pəˈrɪdʒɪnəs
 
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adjective

Botany
  • (Of a plant or flower) having the stamens and other floral parts at the same level as the carpels. Compare with epigynous, hypogynous.
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    • There is a vestigial non-functional perigynous disc and nectar is secreted by glandular trichomes distributed along the internal surface of the corolla.

Derivatives

perigyny

noun

Origin

early 19th century: from modern Latin perigynus (from Greek peri- 'around' + gunē 'woman') + -ous.

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