gynandrous

[ ji-nan-druh s, gahy-, jahy- ]
/ dʒɪˈnæn drəs, gaɪ-, dʒaɪ- /

adjective Botany.

having stamens and pistils united in a column, as in orchids.

Nearby words

  1. gynandroblastoma,
  2. gynandroid,
  3. gynandromorph,
  4. gynandromorphism,
  5. gynandromorphous,
  6. gynandry,
  7. gynantherous,
  8. gynarchy,
  9. gyne-,
  10. gynec-

Origin of gynandrous

First recorded in 1800–10, gynandrous is from the Greek word gýnandros of doubtful sex. See gyn-, -androus

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British Dictionary definitions for gynandrous

gynandrous

/ (dʒaɪˈnændrəs, dʒɪ-, ɡaɪ-) /

adjective

(of flowers such as the orchid) having the stamens and styles united in a column
hermaphroditic
Derived Formsgynandry or gynandrism, noun

Word Origin for gynandrous

C19: from Greek gunandros of uncertain sex, from gunē woman + anēr man

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