[ji-nee-see-uh m, -shee-, gahy-, jahy-]
- the pistil or pistils of a flower; the female parts.
Origin of gynoecium
1600–10; < New Latin, irregular < Greek gynaikeîon; see gynaeceum1
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In these days women should be educated for the salon as they once were for the gynoecium.The Marriage Contract
Honore de Balzac
In this case it is the gynoecium which has an additional number of parts.
This arrangement is known as hypogynous, the other series (calyx, corolla and stamens) being beneath (hypo-) the gynoecium.
gynaeceum, gynaecium or esp US gynecium
- the carpels of a flowering plant collectively
C18: New Latin, from Greek gunaikeion women's quarters, from gunaik-, gunē woman + -eion, suffix indicating place
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- The female reproductive organs of a flower considered as a group; the pistil or pistils. Compare androecium.
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