1. a combining form with the meanings “of women,” “of females,” “having pistils or analogous organs,” as specified by the initial elements: androgynous.

Origin of -gynous

<Greek -gynos.See gyno-, -ous

Words Nearby -gynous

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How to use -gynous in a sentence

  • The names were coined by prefixing Greek numerals to -gynia used for gynœcium, and changed into adjectives in the form of -gynous.

British Dictionary definitions for -gynous


adj combining form
  1. of or relating to women or females: androgynous; misogynous

  2. relating to female organs: epigynous

Origin of -gynous

from New Latin -gynus, from Greek -gunos, from gunē woman

Derived forms of -gynous

  • -gyny, n combining form

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