Definition of Gynaecium

1. gynecium [n -CIA] - See also: gynecium



Medical Definition of Gynaecium

1. The female organs of the flower, consisting of one or more carpels forming one or several ovaries with their stigmas and styles. Origin: gynh = a woman or female. (17 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gynaecium

gymp
gymped
gymping
gymps
gyms
gymslip
gymslipped
gymslips
gyn-
gynae
gynaecandrous
gynaecea
gynaeceum
gynaecia
gynaecian
gynaecium (current term)
gynaeco-
gynaecocracy
gynaecologic
gynaecologic oncology
gynaecological
gynaecological oncologist
gynaecologically
gynaecologies
gynaecologist
gynaecologists
gynaecology
gynaecomastia
gynaecomasty
gynaecophobia

Literary usage of Gynaecium

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1. Agricultural Botany, Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1913)
"Flowers of this type are described as epigynous, and the gynaecium is inferior ... The exact limits of the recep'tacle and the gynaecium cannot be seen or ..."

2. Essentials of vegetable pharmacognosy: A Treatise on Structural Botany by Henry Hurd Rusby, Smith Ely Jelliffe (1895)
"42 illustrates a petal of the Vanilla, adnate to the gynaecium, while the other ... It is plain that when the calyx and the gynaecium are adnate all the ..."

3. A Manual of Structural Botany: An Introductory Textbook for Students of by Henry Hurd Rusby (1911)
"In many cases the ripened gynaecium performs or may perform the fruit-function entire, as in the cherry, the strawberry, the blueberry, the so-called "seed" ..."

4. Agricultural Botany: Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1921)
"Flowers which like the buttercup have the corolla and androecium inserted on the receptacle at a lower level than the gynaecium and free from the latter are ..."

5. Text-book of Botany and Pharmacognosy by Henry Kraemer (1908)
"The aggregate of pistils in a flower constitutes the gynaecium. If the gynaecium is made up of a number of simple pistils, as in the flower of buttercup ..."

6. Applied and Economic Botany for Students in Technical and Agricultural by Henry Kraemer (1916)
"... or partitions between the locules of a syncarpous gynaecium are known as ... exist in the syncarpous gynaecium the placentas are borne along the axis of ..."

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