hypanthium[hi pan′t̸hē əm, hī-]
an enlarged cup or rim of tissue in flowers, as of the rose family, which supports the sepals, petals, and stamens
Origin of hypanthiumModL: see hypo- and amp; antho- and amp; -ium
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.
Origin of hypanthiumNew Latin : hyp(o)– + Greek anthos, flower.
Ancient Greek ὑπό (hypó, “under”) + ἀνθίων (anthiōn, “little flower”), from ἄνθος (anthos, “flower”)