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1. Of, relating to, or having a specified number or kind of women or females: polygynous.
a. Of, relating to, or situated in a specified place with respect to female plant organs: epigynous.
b. Having a specified number or kind of female plant organs: protogynous.
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adj combining form
1. of or relating to women or females: androgynous; misogynous.
2. relating to female organs: epigynous.
[from New Latin -gynus, from Greek -gunos, from gunē woman]
-gyny n combining form
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a combining form meaning “taking the attitude toward women” specified by the initial element ( misogynous), “having wives” of the specified number ( polygynous), “having the parts of a flower organized” in the position or manner specified (epigynous).
[< Greek -gynos]
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