/peuh rij"euh neuhs/, adj. Bot.
1. situated around the pistil on the edge of a cuplike receptacle, as stamens or petals.
2. having stamens, petals, etc., so arranged.
[1800-10; < NL perigynus. See PERI-, -GYNOUS]

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