Definition of epigynous in English:

epigynous

adjective

Botany
  • (of a plant or flower) having the ovary enclosed in the receptacle, with the stamens and other floral parts situated above.

    Compare with hypogynous, perigynous

Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin epigynus, from epi- upon, above + Greek gunē woman + -ous.

Pronunciation:

epigynous

/əˈpijənəs/