gynostegium

[ jin-uh-stee-jee-uhm, gahy-nuh-, jahy- ]
/ ˌdʒɪn əˈsti dʒi əm, ˌgaɪ nə-, ˌdʒaɪ- /

noun, plural gyn·o·ste·gi·a [jin-uh-stee-jee-uh, gahy-nuh-, jahy-]. /ˌdʒɪn əˈsti dʒi ə, ˌgaɪ nə-, ˌdʒaɪ-/. Botany.

a specialized caplike mass of tissue covering a gynoecium.

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Origin of gynostegium

From New Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at gyno-, stego-, -ium
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