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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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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
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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.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
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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