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

adjective Botany.

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

Origin of gynandrous

First recorded in 1800–10, gynandrous is from the Greek word gýnandros of doubtful sex. See gyn-, -androus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gynandrous

/ (dʒaɪˈnændrəs, dʒɪ-, ɡaɪ-) /


(of flowers such as the orchid) having the stamens and styles united in a column

Derived forms of gynandrous

gynandry or gynandrism, noun

Word Origin for gynandrous

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