WORDS THAT USE GYNE-
What do gyne- and -gyne mean?
The combining form gyne- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “woman,” “female.” It is used in a few scientific terms. Similarly, the combining form -gyne is used like a suffix meaning “female reproductive organ.” It is very occasionally used in scientific terms, especially in botany.
The forms gyne- and -gyne ultimately come from Greek gynḗ, meaning “woman,” among other related senses.
What are variants of gyne-?
The form gyne- is a variant of gyneco-, which has a number of other variants. When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, gyneco- becomes gynec-, as in gynecic. In British English, gyneco- is chiefly spelled gynaeco-, as in gynaecology. The combining forms gyno- and gyn- are also variants of gyneco-.
What are variants of –gyne?
As you can see, Greek gynḗ has proven to be very productive in English.
Examples of gyne- used like a prefix
One of the few words that features the form gyne- is gynephobia, “an abnormal or irrational fear of women.”
The gyne- part of the word means “woman,” while the form -phobia might also seem familiar; it means “fear,” from Greek phobos. Gynephobia literally translates to “fear of women.”
What are some other forms that gyne- may be commonly confused with?
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The combining form -(o)cracy means “rule” or “government.” With this in mind, what is a gyneocracy?
Examples of -gyne used like a suffix
One example of a scientific term that features the form -gyne is trichogyne, “a hairlike prolongation of a carpogonium, serving as a receptive organ for the spermatium.” In other words, a trichogyne is a part of the reproductive system of some plants or fungi.
The first part of the word, tricho-, means “hair,” from Greek thríx, while the -gyne part of the word means “female reproductive organ.” Trichogyne literally translates to “hair(y) female reproductive organ.”
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What are some other forms that -gyne may be commonly confused with?
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How to use gyne- in a sentence
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