[jin-uh-stee-mee-uhm, gahy-nuh-, jahy-]
noun, plural gynostemia [jin-uh-stee-mee-uh, gahy-nuh-, jahy-] . Botany.
the united stamens and pistil of an orchid.

1860–65; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to gyno- gyno- + Greek stḗm(ōn) warp, thread + Neo-Latin -ium -ium Unabridged
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