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gynostegium

[jin-uh-stee-jee-uh m, gahy-nuh-, jahy-] /ˌdʒɪn əˈsti dʒi əm, ˌgaɪ nə-, ˌdʒaɪ-/
noun, plural gynostegia
[jin-uh-stee-jee-uh, gahy-nuh-, jahy-] /ˌdʒɪn əˈsti dʒi ə, ˌgaɪ nə-, ˌdʒaɪ-/ (Show IPA).
Botany
1.
a specialized caplike mass of tissue covering a gynoecium.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < New Latin; see gyno-, stego-, -ium
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