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[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.
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Origin of gynostemium

1860–65; < New Latin, equivalent to gyno- gyno- + Greek stḗm(ōn) warp, thread + New Latin -ium -ium
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  • Gynostemium, name of the column in Orchids, &c., consisting of style and stigma with stamens combined.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • Adhesion is well seen in the gynostemium of orchids, where the stamens and stigmas adhere.