Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
perigynous

pe·rig·y·nous

perigynous

 
pronunciation:
p rI j ns
features:
Word Parts
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 PartsSubscriber feature About this feature