gynostegium

gynostegium

[jin-uh-stee-jee-uhm, gahy-nuh-, jahy-]
noun, plural gynostegia [jin-uh-stee-jee-uh, gahy-nuh-, jahy-] . Botany.
a specialized caplike mass of tissue covering a gynoecium.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin; see gyno-, stego-, -ium

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To gynostegium
WordNet
gynostegium

noun
the crown of the stamen in plants of the genus Asclepias 
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature