Hypanthium definition

hī-pănthē-əm
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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.
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An enlarged cup or rim of tissue in flowers, as of the rose family, which supports the sepals, petals, and stamens.
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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. It is formed by the enlargement of the receptacle.
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(botany) The bowl-shaped part of a flower on which the sepals, petals, and stamens are borne.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hypanthium
Plural:
hypanthia

Origin of hypanthium

  • New Latin hyp(o)– Greek anthos flower

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek ὑπό (hypó, “under”) + ἀνθίων (anthiōn, “little flower”), from ἄνθος (anthos, “flower”)

    From Wiktionary