Definition of Gynoecium

1. Noun. A female gametoecium.

Generic synonyms: Gametoecium



Definition of Gynoecium

1. Noun. (botany) The pistils of a flower considered as a group ¹

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Definition of Gynoecium

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

Medical Definition of Gynoecium

1. The carpels of a flower collectively. (17 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gynoecium

gynney
gynneys
gynnies
gynny
gyno
gyno-
gynobase
gynobases
gynobasic
gynocardia oil
gynocentric
gynocentrism
gynocracy
gynoecia
gynoecium (current term)
gynogeneses
gynogenetic
gynoid
gynoids
gynomorphic
gynomorphically
gynopathy
gynophilia
gynophobe
gynophobes
gynophobia

Literary usage of Gynoecium

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1. Structural Botany: Or Organography on the Basis of Morphology. To which is by Asa Gray (1879)
"Tournefort, who appears to have introduced the word, employed it in the sense of gynoecium. Many authors define it thus, and then practically eliminate from ..."

2. The Student's Guide to Structural, Morphological and Physiological Botany by Robert Bentley (1883)
"The gynoecium, or pistil as it is frequently called, is the central or terminal organ of the flower ; and it consists of one or more ..."

3. Flora of Miami: Being Descriptions of the Seed-plants Growing Naturally on by John Kunkel Small (1913)
"Median axis oí the gynoecium not in the axis of the stem : seeds mostly ... Ovules erect, or laterally attached : gynoecium ripening into a dry or fleshy ..."

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