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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Epigynous (Bot) Adnate to the surface of the ovary, so as to be apparently inserted upon the top of it; -- said of stamens, petals, sepals, and also of the disk.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • epigynous In botany, growing upon the top of the ovary, or seeming to do so, as the corolla and stamens of the cranberry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Epigynous e-pij′i-nus (bot.) growing upon the top of the ovary.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. epi-, + Gr. woman, female: cf. F. épigyne,


In literature:

Petals 5, epigynous, oblong or obovate, lightly imbricated in the bud, deciduous.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray