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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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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