gynostemium

[jin-uh-stee-mee-uh m, gahy-nuh-, jahy-]
noun, plural gyn·o·ste·mi·a [jin-uh-stee-mee-uh, gahy-nuh-, jahy-] /ˌdʒɪn əˈsti mi ə, ˌgaɪ nə-, ˌdʒaɪ-/. Botany.
  1. the united stamens and pistil of an orchid.

Origin of gynostemium

1860–65; < New Latin, equivalent to gyno- gyno- + Greek stḗm(ōn) warp, thread + New Latin -ium -ium
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