Definition of Hypogynous

1. a. Inserted below the pistil or pistils; -- said of sepals, petals, and stamens; having the sepals, petals, and stamens inserted below the pistil; -- said of a flower or a plant.

Definition of Hypogynous

1. Adjective. (botany) Of a flower, having a superior ovary, attached directly to the receptacle like other floral parts. ¹

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Definition of Hypogynous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Hypogynous

1. Arising below the level of insertion of the ovary (often applied, loosely, to a flower in which the sepals, petals and stamens are inserted below the ovary). Compare: perigynous, epigynous. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypogynous

hypognathus
hypognatous
hypogonadal
hypogonadism
hypogonadism with anosmia
hypogonadisms
hypogonadotropic
hypogonadotropic eunuchoidism
hypogonadotropic hypogonadism
hypogranulocytosis
hypograph
hypographs
hypogravity
hypogyn
hypogynies
hypogynous (current term)
hypogyns
hypogyny
hypohalite
hypohalites
hypohalous
hypohalous acid
hypohamiltonian
hypohepatia
hypohidrosis
hypohidrotic
hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia
hypohyal
hypohyals
hypohydraemia

Literary usage of Hypogynous

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1. Flora australiensis: a description of the plants of the Australian territory. by George Bentham, Ferdinand von Mueller (1878)
"hypogynous bristles none or fine and rare. No leaf-sheaths between the basal and ... Spikelets black, in a terminal cluster or irregular umbel, hypogynous ..."

2. Library of Useful Knowledge (1838)
"Stamens hypogynous, 8, usually in a tube ; anthers innate, 1 celled and opening at their ... Petals 5 or fi, hypogynous. Stamens either very numerous or 10. ..."

3. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"Our genus will naturally be looked for among the perigynous, not among the hypogynous orders. 1. CALYCANTHUS, Linn. ..."

4. Botany All the Year Round: A Practical Text-book for Schools by Eliza Frances Andrews (1903)
"THE FLOWER hypogynous MONOCOTYLEDONS MATERIAL.— Any flower of the lily family with disunited petals. Star-of-Bethlehem and yucca are used in the text. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"Each flower consists of a perianth of six regular pieces, as many hypogynous stamens, with dilated filaments, bearing relatively small anthers. ..."

6. The Student's Flora of the British Islands by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1878)
"Stamens 6, 3 hypogynous and 3 on the base of the segments, filaments subulate villous ; anthers linear, fixed by the back, bursting inwards. ..."

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