superior ovary

Bot. an ovary positioned above a receptacle of a flower, as in members of the mint family.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • superior ovary — Bot. an ovary positioned above a receptacle of a flower, as in members of the mint family …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ovary (plants) — Longitudinal section of female flower of squash showing pistil (=ovary+style+stigma), ovules, and petals In the flowering plants, an ovary is a part of the female reproductive organ of the flower or gynoecium. Specifically, it is the part of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Superior — Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part of an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Superior conjunction — Superior Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Superior figure — Superior Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Superior letter — Superior Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Superior planets — Superior Su*pe ri*or, a. [L., compar. of superus being above, fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup[ e]rieur. See {Super }, and cf. {Supreme}.] 1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superior — [sə pir′ē ər] adj. [OFr < L, compar. of superus, that is above < super: see SUPER ] 1. higher in space; placed higher up; upper 2. high or higher in order, status, rank, etc. 3. greater in quality or value than: with to 4. above average in… …   English World dictionary

  • superior — superiorly, adv. /seuh pear ee euhr, soo /, adj. 1. higher in station, rank, degree, importance, etc.: a superior officer. 2. above the average in excellence, merit, intelligence, etc.: superior math students. 3. of higher grade or quality:… …   Universalium

  • superior — adj. & n. adj. 1 in a higher position; of higher rank (a superior officer; a superior court). 2 a above the average in quality etc. (made of superior leather). b having or showing a high opinion of oneself; supercilious (had a superior air). 3… …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.