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[hi-pan-thee-uh m, hahy-] /hɪˈpæn θi əm, haɪ-/

noun, plural hypanthia
[hi-pan-thee-uh, hahy-] /hɪˈpæn θi ə, haɪ-/ (Show IPA). Botany.
a cup-shaped or tubular body formed by the conjoined sepals, petals, and stamens.
noun (pl) -thia (-θɪə)
(botany) the cup-shaped or flat receptacle of perigynous or epigynous flowers
Plural hypanthia
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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