Definition of Epigynous

1. a. Adnate to the surface of the ovary, so as to be apparently inserted upon the top of it; -- said of stamens, petals, sepals, and also of the disk.



Definition of Epigynous

1. Adjective. (botany) Having an inferior ovary that is completely buried within the receptacle. ¹

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Definition of Epigynous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Epigynous

1. Of floral parts (especially stamens), attached above the level of insertion of the ovary, and arising from tissue that is fused to the ovary wall. Compare: hypogynous, perigynous. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epigynous

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epigrapher
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epigraphical
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epigraphies
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epigraphists
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epigynous (current term)
epigyny
epihalohydrin
epihalohydrins
epihyal
epihyal bone
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epiiodohydrin
epiiodohydrins
epikeia
epikeratophakia
epikeratophakic keratoplasty
epikeratoprosthesis

Literary usage of Epigynous

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1. The Vegetable World: Being a History of Plants, with Their Botanical by Louis Figuier (1869)
"The term epigynous — derived from em, ... When the stamens are placed on the ovary, their insertion is said to be epigynous, which generally indicates the ..."

2. Amaryllidaceae: Preceded by an Attempt to Arrange the Monocotyledonous by William Herbert (1837)
"... having the ovary under the stamens; but this group of epigynous plants is ... which are not epigynous, but only includes such of the epigynous plants as ..."

3. Flora of Tropical Africa by Daniel Oliver (1868)
"In epigynous flowers the ovary is described as adherent or inferior, ... In some works, however, most epigynous flowers are included in the perigynous ones, ..."

4. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"... five on an epigynous ring ; stamens eight or ten; styles two to four ; capsule with two or four imperfect partitions. [J .TS] CORN-SALAD. ..."

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