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gynandrous

[ ji-nan-druhs, gahy-, jahy- ]
/ dʒɪˈnæn drəs, gaɪ-, dʒaɪ- /
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adjective
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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Origin of gynandrous

First recorded in 1760–70; from Greek gýnandros “of doubtful sex”; see origin at 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 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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