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gynophore

[jin-uh-fawr, -fohr, gahy-nuh-, jahy-] /ˈdʒɪn əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr, ˈgaɪ nə-, ˈdʒaɪ-/
noun, Botany
1.
the elongated stalk of a pistil.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; gyno- + -phore
Related forms
gynophoric
[jin-uh-fawr-ik, -for-, gahy-nuh-, jahy-] /ˌdʒɪn əˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-, ˌgaɪ nə-, ˌdʒaɪ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gynophoric

gynophore

/ˈdʒaɪnəʊˌfɔː; ˈɡaɪ-/
noun
1.
a stalk in some plants that bears the gynoecium above the level of the other flower parts
Derived Forms
gynophoric (ˌdʒaɪnəʊˈfɒrɪk; ˌɡaɪ-) adjective
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gynophore
  (gī'nə-fôr', jĭn'ə-)   
The stalk of a pistil.
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