gynophore

[ jin-uh-fawr, -fohr, gahy-nuh-, jahy- ]
/ ˈdʒɪn əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr, ˈgaɪ nə-, ˈdʒaɪ- /

noun Botany.

the elongated stalk of a pistil.

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Origin of gynophore

First recorded in 1815–25; gyno- + -phore

OTHER WORDS FROM gynophore

gyn·o·phor·ic [jin-uh-fawr-ik, -for-, gahy-nuh-, jahy-], /ˌdʒɪn əˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-, ˌgaɪ nə-, ˌdʒaɪ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gynophore

gynophore
/ (ˈdʒaɪnəʊˌfɔː, ˈɡaɪ-) /

noun

a stalk in some plants that bears the gynoecium above the level of the other flower parts

Derived forms of gynophore

gynophoric (ˌdʒaɪnəʊˈfɒrɪk, ˌɡaɪ-), adjective
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Scientific definitions for gynophore

gynophore
[ gīnə-fôr′, jĭnə- ]

The stalk of a pistil.
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