gynaeceum

gynaeceum

1 [jin-uh-see-uhm, gahy-nuh-, jahy-nuh-]
noun, plural gynaecea [jin-uh-see-uh, gahy-nuh-, jahy-nuh-] .
(among the ancient Greeks) the part of a dwelling used by women.

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin gynaecēum < Greek gynaikeíon, equivalent to gynaik- (stem of gynḗ) woman + -eion noun suffix of place

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gynaeceum

2 [jin-uh-see-uhm, gahy-nuh-, jahy-nuh-] .
noun, plural gynaecea [jin-uh-see-uh, gahy-nuh-, jahy-nuh-] . Botany.
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gynaeceum (ˌdʒaɪnɪˈsiːəm)
 
n , pl -cea
1.  (in ancient Greece and Rome) the inner section of a house, used as women's quarters
2.  a variant spelling of gynoecium
 
[C17: from Latin: women's apartments, from Greek gunaikeion, from gunē a woman]

gynoecium, esp (US) gynaeceum, esp (US) gynaecium or esp (US) gynecium (dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm, ɡaɪ-, dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm, ɡaɪ-, dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm, ɡaɪ-, dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm, ɡaɪ-)
 
n , pl -cia, -cea
the carpels of a flowering plant collectively
 
[C18: New Latin, from Greek gunaikeion women's quarters, from gunaik-, gunē woman + -eion, suffix indicating place]
 
gynaeceum, esp (US) gynaeceum, esp (US) gynaecium or esp (US) gynecium (dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm, ɡaɪ-, dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm, ɡaɪ-, dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm, ɡaɪ-, dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm, ɡaɪ-, -sɪə)
 
n
 
[C18: New Latin, from Greek gunaikeion women's quarters, from gunaik-, gunē woman + -eion, suffix indicating place]
 
gynaecium, esp (US) gynaeceum, esp (US) gynaecium or esp (US) gynecium (dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm, ɡaɪ-, dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm, ɡaɪ-, dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm, ɡaɪ-, dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm, ɡaɪ-, -sɪə, -sɪə)
 
n
 
[C18: New Latin, from Greek gunaikeion women's quarters, from gunaik-, gunē woman + -eion, suffix indicating place]
 
gynecium, esp (US) gynaeceum, esp (US) gynaecium or esp (US) gynecium (dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm, ɡaɪ-, dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm, ɡaɪ-, dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm, ɡaɪ-, dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm, ɡaɪ-, -sɪə, -sɪə, -sɪə)
 
n
 
[C18: New Latin, from Greek gunaikeion women's quarters, from gunaik-, gunē woman + -eion, suffix indicating place]

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