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gynoecium

[ji-nee-see-uh m, -shee-, gahy-, jahy-] /dʒɪˈni si əm, -ʃi-, gaɪ-, dʒaɪ-/
noun, plural gynoecia
[ji-nee-see-uh, -shee-uh, gahy-, jahy-] /dʒɪˈni si ə, -ʃi ə, gaɪ-, dʒaɪ-/ (Show IPA).
Botany
1.
the pistil or pistils of a flower; the female parts.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Neo-Latin, irregular < Greek gynaikeîon; see gynaeceum1
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  • Besides studying overall floral development, our studies are particularly focused on the gynoecium.
  • Two traits of potential interest are type and number of trichomes on the gynoecium.
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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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gynoecium
  (gī-nē'sē-əm, jĭ-)   
Plural gynoecia
The female reproductive organs of a flower considered as a group; the pistil or pistils. Compare androecium.
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