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gynobase

[jin-oh-beys, gahy-noh-, jahy-]
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noun Botany.
  1. an elevation of the receptacle of a flower, bearing the gynoecium.

Origin of gynobase

Related formsgyn·o·ba·sic, adjective
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  • Gynobase, a depressed receptacle or support of the pistil or carpels, 114.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • In some Borragineous flowers, such as Houndstongue, the gynobase runs up in the centre between the carpels into a carpophore.