E·pig'y·nous adjective [ Prefix epi- + Greek ... woman, female: confer French épigyne .] (Botany) 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 ...
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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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• (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.
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epigynous, epigyny In botany, that which is placed upon the ovary; growing upon the summit of the ovary. Said of the stamens or corolla; hence of plants in which these are so placed.
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Describing a flower in which the ovary is inferior.
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In botany, epigynous refers to growing on the top of the ovary or appearing to do so. The term is said of stamens and petals.
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with stamens, pistils, and sepals attached to the top of the ovary (compare hypogynous)
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borne on the ovary; describes floral parts when attached above the level of the ovary and arising from tissue fused to the ovary wall; cf. hypogynous, perigynous.*
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