gynaeceum

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gynaeceum

(ˌdʒaɪnɪˈsiːəm)
n, pl -cea (-ˈsiːə)
1. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece and Rome) the inner section of a house, used as women's quarters
2. (Botany) a variant spelling of gynoecium
[C17: from Latin: women's apartments, from Greek gunaikeion, from gunē a woman]
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