gynostemium

[ jin-uh-stee-mee-uh m, gahy-nuh-, jahy- ]
/ ˌdʒɪn əˈsti mi əm, ˌgaɪ nə-, ˌdʒaɪ- /
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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.

Nearby words

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

Origin of gynostemium

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

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