Botany. having stamens and pistils united in a column, as in orchids: Looking for an example of a gynandrous flower, we were directed to a miltonia in full bloom.
Zoology. having both male and female reproductive organs, especially as a normal condition of the species, but occasionally as an abnormality: Gynandrous specimens from these butterfly species are not uncommon.
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How to use gynandrous in a sentence
Such specimens are termed gynandrous examples, and sometimes hermaphrodites.
Now and then gynandrous specimens are obtained, the one side normal male and the other side typical female, or var.
gynandrous specimens of this butterfly sometimes occur, but these are very rare.
A gynandrous specimen has been recorded, in which the right side is male.
Porritt (List of Yorkshire Lepidoptera) mentions two gynandrous specimens.The Moths of the British Isles, Second Series | Richard South
British Dictionary definitions for gynandrous
(of flowers such as the orchid) having the stamens and styles united in a column
- gynandry or gynandrism, noun
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