hypogynous[hī päj′ə nəs, hi-]
designating petals, sepals, and stamens that are attached to the receptacle, below and free from the pistil, as in a tulip
Origin of hypogynoushypo- + -gynous
Having the floral parts, such as sepals, petals, and stamens, borne on the receptacle beneath the ovary.
- (botany) Of a flower, having a superior ovary, attached directly to the receptacle like other floral parts.