[ jin-uh-stee-mee-uhm, gahy-nuh-, jahy- ]
/ ˌdʒɪn əˈsti mi əm, ˌgaɪ nə-, ˌdʒaɪ- /
noun, plural gyn·o·ste·mi·a [jin-uh-stee-mee-uh, gahy-nuh-, jahy-]. /ˌdʒɪn əˈsti mi ə, ˌgaɪ nə-, ˌdʒaɪ-/. Botany.
the united stamens and pistil of an orchid.
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Adhesion is well seen in the gynostemium of orchids, where the stamens and stigmas adhere.
Gynostemium, name of the column in Orchids, &c., consisting of style and stigma with stamens combined.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray