Definition of perigynous in English:

perigynous

adjective

Botany
  • (of a plant or flower) having the stamens and other floral parts at the same level as the carpels.

    Compare with epigynous, hypogynous
    • ‘There is a vestigial non-functional perigynous disc and nectar is secreted by glandular trichomes distributed along the internal surface of the corolla.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from modern Latin perigynus (from Greek peri- around + gunē woman) + -ous.

Pronunciation:

perigynous

/pəˈrijənəs/