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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
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gynoecium

gynecium (Am) [dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm] n (Bot) → gineceo
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The gynaecium is slowly abandoned and the modern agora fills itself with the delicate but increasingly determined female profiles.
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.
floral gynaecium, in order to detect possible malfunctions in the pollination process that could explain disorders such as lack of fruit set and excessive nubbin formation.