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



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Origin of -gynous

<Greek -gynos.See gyno-, -ous
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Example sentences from the Web for -gynous

  • 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

of or relating to women or femalesandrogynous; misogynous
relating to female organsepigynous

Derived forms of -gynous

-gyny, n combining form

Word Origin for -gynous

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