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perigynous

pe·rig·y·nous

perigynous

 
pronunciation:
p rI j ns
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of sepals, petals, and stamens, attached to the edges of a cuplike structure that surrounds the ovary but is not connected to it. (Cf. epigynous, hypogynous.)
derivation: perigyny (n.)
Word Parts
The word perigynous contains the following parts:
gyn, gyno, gyne, gynec, gyneco Greek root that means woman, female
synonyms:
fem, femin