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[jin-uh-fawr, -fohr, gahy-nuh-, jahy-]
noun Botany.
  1. the elongated stalk of a pistil.
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Origin of gynophore

First recorded in 1815–25; gyno- + -phore
Related formsgyn·o·phor·ic [jin-uh-fawr-ik, -for-, gahy-nuh-, jahy-] /ˌdʒɪn əˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-, ˌgaɪ nə-, ˌdʒaɪ-/, adjective
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Historical Examples of gynophore

  • In ripening the parts separate, and hang divergent from a hair-like prolongation of the receptacle known as the gynophore.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891


British Dictionary definitions for gynophore


  1. a stalk in some plants that bears the gynoecium above the level of the other flower parts
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Derived Formsgynophoric (ˌdʒaɪnəʊˈfɒrɪk, ˌɡaɪ-), adjective
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gynophore in Science


[gīnə-fôr′, jĭnə-]
  1. The stalk of a pistil.
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