Definition of Gynophore

1. Noun. The stalk of a pistil that raises it above the receptacle.

Generic synonyms: Stalk, Stem



Definition of Gynophore

1. n. The pedicel raising the pistil or ovary above the stamens, as in the passion flower.

Definition of Gynophore

1. Noun. (botany) The stalk of a pistil ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gynophore

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gynophore

1. A stalk bearing the gynoecium above the level of insertion of the other floral parts. (17 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gynophore

gynogeneses
gynogenetic
gynoid
gynoids
gynomorphic
gynomorphically
gynopathy
gynophilia
gynophobe
gynophobes
gynophobia
gynophobic
gynophore (current term)
gynophores
gynoroentgenology
gynosphinx
gynosphinxes
gynostegium
gyny
gynæc-
gynæcea
gynæceum
gynæco-
gynæcocracy
gynæcocratic

Literary usage of Gynophore

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States by Asa Gray (1857)
"... or combined into a compound ovary of as many cell», raised on a prolongation of the receptacle (gynophore) or glandular disk. — Embryo large, curved or ..."

2. Flora of Tropical Africa by Daniel Oliver (1868)
"Stamens 4 ; filaments adnate, halfway up the gynophore or higher. Ovary minutely glandular ... Stamens 5, adnate nearly half the length of the gynophore. ..."

3. Gardeners' Magazine of Botany, Horticulture, Floriculture, and Natural Science by Thomas Moore, William P Ayres (1850)
"... base of the gynophore, alternating with the lobes of the calyx, clawed, ... oblong, adnate to the broader base of the elongated columnar gynophore, ..."

4. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"At the bottom of the calyx tube is the ovary which, after fertilisation, is gradually carried away by the development of a gynophore or ..."

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