Definition of Epigyny

1. the state of having floral organs near the top of the ovary [n -NIES]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epigyny

epigrapher
epigraphers
epigraphic
epigraphical
epigraphically
epigraphics
epigraphies
epigraphist
epigraphists
epigraphs
epigraphy
epigynes
epigynies
epigynous
epigyny (current term)
epihalohydrin
epihalohydrins
epihyal
epihyal bone
epihyal ligament
epihyals
epihyoid
epiiodohydrin
epiiodohydrins
epikeia
epikeratophakia
epikeratophakic keratoplasty
epikeratoprosthesis
epilachnene

Literary usage of Epigyny

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1. Plant Life and Plant Uses: An Elementary Textbook, a Foundation for the by John Gaylord Coulter (1913)
"An hypogynous flower is sometimes described as having a superior ovary, while the expression inferior ovary refers to epigyny. (See Figure 116.) FIG. 116. ..."

2. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"It is believed, for example, that the trend of plant evolution has been toward epigyny, but there is practically no evidence that ..."

3. Morphology of Angiosperms: (Morphology of Spermatophytes. Part II) by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1903)
"It also seems to be a safe conclusion, since epigyny is constantly associated with the most specialized groups of each great division, as Orchidaceae among ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"to the Celastrales in which epigyny is sometimes attained, thence to the ... where epigyny is constant, and to the Eu- biales in which ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... and epigyny of the flower, a, Stamens; c, carpels; p, petals; s, sepals. stamens and five carpels. Here the number of parts in the staminal whorl is ..."

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