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Meaning of hypogynous

hy•pog•y•nous

Pronunciation: (hī-poj'u-nus, hi-), [key]
— adj. Bot.
  1. situated on the receptacle beneath the pistil and free of the ovary, as stamens, petals, or sepals.
  2. having stamens, sepals, or petals so arranged.
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