gynoecium

(redirected from Gynaecium)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

gy·noe·ci·um

 (gī-nē′sē-əm, jĭ-)
n. pl. gy·noe·ci·a (-sē-ə)
The female reproductive organs of a flower; the pistil or pistils considered as a group.

[New Latin, alteration (influenced by Greek oikos, house) of Latin gynaecēum, women's apartments, from Greek gunaikeion, from neuter of gunaikeios, of women, from gunē, gunaik-, woman; see gwen- in Indo-European roots.]

gynoecium

(dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm; ɡaɪ-) ,

gynaeceum

,

gynaecium

or

gynecium

n, pl -cia or -cea (-sɪə)
(Botany) the carpels of a flowering plant collectively
[C18: New Latin, from Greek gunaikeion women's quarters, from gunaik-, gunē woman + -eion, suffix indicating place]

gy•noe•ci•um

(dʒɪˈni si əm, -ʃi-, gaɪ-)

n., pl. -ci•a (-si ə, -ʃi ə)
the pistil or pistils of a flower; the female parts of a flower.
[1825–35; < New Latin, alter. of gynaeceum < Greek gynaikeîon women's quarters]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gynoecium - a female gametoeciumgynoecium - a female gametoecium      
gametoecium - gametangia and surrounding bracts
Translations
Gynoeceum
emiö

gynoecium

gynecium (Am) [dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm] n (Bot) → gineceo
References in periodicals archive ?
Its inflorescence is comprised of distinct morphological units such bracts, petals, gynaecium, androecium, which may interact causing effect upon the floral longevity, according to Mattiuz et al.