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Having floral parts attached to or near the summit of the ovary, as in the flower of the apple, cucumber, or daffodil.
e·pig′y·ny (-nē) n.
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(Botany) (of flowers) having the receptacle enclosing and fused with the gynoecium so that the other floral parts arise above it
[C19: from epi- + Greek gunē (female organ, pistil) + -ous]
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e•pig•y•nous(ɪˈpɪdʒ ə nəs)
1. (of flowers) having all floral parts conjoint and generally divergent from the ovary at or near its summit.
2. (of stamens, petals, etc.) having the parts so arranged.
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