gynostegium

[ jin-uh-stee-jee-uh m, 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.

Nearby words

  1. gynoecium,
  2. gynogenesis,
  3. gynomonoecious,
  4. gynophore,
  5. gynoplastics,
  6. gynostemium,
  7. gyoza,
  8. gyp,
  9. gyp joint,
  10. gyp-room

Origin of gynostegium

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

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