gynecium
Gynaeceum Gyn`[ae]*ce"um (j[i^]n`[-e]*s[=e]"[u^]m), Gynaecium Gyn`[ae]*ci"um (j[i^]n`[-e]*s[imac]"[u^]m), n. [L., fr. Gr. gynaikei^on women's apartments, fr. gynh` a woman.] That part of a large house, among the ancients, exclusively appropriated to women. [Written also {gyneceum}, {gynecium}.] --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

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  • gynecium — /ji nee see euhm, shee , guy , juy /, n., pl. gynecia / see euh, shee euh/. gynoecium. * * * …   Universalium

  • gynecium — gy·ne·ci·um (jə neґse əm) [gyn + Gr. oikos house] the female part of a flower; called also pistil …   Medical dictionary

  • gynecium — /gaɪˈnisiəm/ (say guy neeseeuhm) noun (plural gynecia /gaɪˈnisiə/ (say guy neeseeuh)) Chiefly US → gynoecium …   Australian English dictionary

  • gynecium — variant of gynoecium * * * /ji nee see euhm, shee , guy , juy /, n., pl. gynecia / see euh, shee euh/. gynoecium …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gynaeceum — Gyn [ae]*ce um (j[i^]n [ e]*s[=e] [u^]m), Gynaecium Gyn [ae]*ci um (j[i^]n [ e]*s[imac] [u^]m), n. [L., fr. Gr. gynaikei^on women s apartments, fr. gynh a woman.] That part of a large house, among the ancients, exclusively appropriated to women.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gynaecium — Gynaeceum Gyn [ae]*ce um (j[i^]n [ e]*s[=e] [u^]m), Gynaecium Gyn [ae]*ci um (j[i^]n [ e]*s[imac] [u^]m), n. [L., fr. Gr. gynaikei^on women s apartments, fr. gynh a woman.] That part of a large house, among the ancients, exclusively appropriated… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gyneceum — Gynaeceum Gyn [ae]*ce um (j[i^]n [ e]*s[=e] [u^]m), Gynaecium Gyn [ae]*ci um (j[i^]n [ e]*s[imac] [u^]m), n. [L., fr. Gr. gynaikei^on women s apartments, fr. gynh a woman.] That part of a large house, among the ancients, exclusively appropriated… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gynoecium — /ji nee see euhm, shee , guy , juy /, n., pl. gynoecia / see euh, shee euh/. Bot. the pistil or pistils of a flower; the female parts. Also, gynaeceum, gynecium. [1600 10; < NL, irreg. < Gk gynaikeîon; see GYNAECEUM1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pistil — pis·til (pisґtil) [L. pistillus a pestle] gynecium …   Medical dictionary

  • gynoecium — /gaɪˈnisiəm/ (say guy neeseeuhm) noun (plural gynoecia /gaɪˈnisiə/ (say guy neeseeuh)) the carpel, or the carpels collectively, of a flower. Also, gynaeceum, gynaecium, gynecium. {New Latin, from gyn gyn + Greek oikion house} …   Australian English dictionary

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