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gynecium

[ji-nee-see-uh m, -shee-, gahy-, jahy-] /dʒɪˈni si əm, -ʃi-, gaɪ-, dʒaɪ-/
noun, plural gynecia
[ji-nee-see-uh, -shee-uh, gahy-, jahy-] /dʒɪˈni si ə, -ʃi ə, gaɪ-, dʒaɪ-/ (Show IPA)
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British Dictionary definitions for gynecium

gynecium

/dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm; ɡaɪ-/
noun (pl) -cia (-sɪə)
1.
a variant spelling (esp US) of gynoecium

gynoecium

/dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm; ɡaɪ-/
noun (pl) -cia, -cea (-sɪə)
1.
the carpels of a flowering plant collectively
Word Origin
C18: New Latin, from Greek gunaikeion women's quarters, from gunaik-, gunē woman + -eion, suffix indicating place
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