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hy·pan·thi·um

 (hī-păn′thē-əm)
n. pl. hy·pan·thi·a (-thē-ə)
The ringlike, cup-shaped, or tubular structure of a flower on which the sepals, petals, and stamens are borne, as in the flowers of the rose or cherry. Also called floral cup.

[New Latin : hyp(o)- + Greek anthos, flower.]

hy·pan′thi·al adj.

hypanthium

(haɪˈpænθɪəm)
n, pl -thia (-θɪə)
(Botany) the cup-shaped or flat receptacle of perigynous or epigynous flowers
[C19: from New Latin, from hypo- + Greek anthion a little flower, from anthos flower]
hyˈpanthial adj

hy•pan•thi•um

(haɪˈpæn θi əm)

n., pl. -thi•a (-θi ə)
a cup-shaped or tubular body formed by the conjoined sepals, petals, and stamens of a flower.
[1850–55; < New Latin, =hyp- hyp- + anthium < Greek ánthion (ánth(os) flower + -ion diminutive suffix)]
hy•pan′thi•al, adj.
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Noun1.hypanthium - the cuplike or ringlike or tubular structure of a flower which bears the sepals and stamens and calyx (as in Rosaceae)
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
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The interpretation of Krause (1960) is supported by the fact that the nectary is inserted lower on the hypanthial slope and has no vascular connection (Ronse Decraene, unpubl.