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[ji-nan-druh s, gahy-, jahy-]
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adjective Botany.
  1. having stamens and pistils united in a column, as in orchids.
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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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  1. (of flowers such as the orchid) having the stamens and styles united in a column
  2. hermaphroditic
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Derived Formsgynandry or gynandrism, noun

Word Origin

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