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 (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.]
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(dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm; ɡaɪ-) ,






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]
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(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]
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Noun1.gynoecium - a female gametoeciumgynoecium - a female gametoecium      
gametoecium - gametangia and surrounding bracts
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gynecium (Am) [dʒaɪˈniːsɪəm] n (Bot) → gineceo
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Developmental studies indicate that this layer represents the inner epidermis of the gynoecium. Depending on the genus, composition of the locular envelope may be of circumferential fibers, or isodiametric sclereids, or both.
If the androecium matures before the gynoecium and produces pollens in a hermaphrodite flower, this called protandry (Percival, 1965).
The flowers are solitary; they present first two deciduous sepals that fall at the time of flowering and four petals pink or white, with a black tab on the base, many stamens, and a gynoecium made of about twenty carpels that weld together so as to finally form a large capsule covered by traces of stigmata.
The CRC genes are expressed abaxially in the carpel, placenta, and nectaries promoting the development of the gynoecium and abaxial part of the carpel wall, and terminating the floral meristem [33-38].
Androecium and gynoecium maturation occurred simultaneously since the flower opening and the longevity observed was one day.
Comparative floral morphology and anatomy of Anacardiaceae and Burseraceae (Sapindales), with a special focus on gynoecium structure and evolution.
6 cm de diam., asymmetric; sepals green, oblong or orbicular to ovate, abaxial surface pilose, 7.5-8.5 X 4-6 mm; petals yellow, two external, oblong to ovate, 16-31 X 9-26 mm, two internal, oblong to obovate, 14-30 X 9-19 mm, cuculus orbicular, bent around the androecium and gynoecium, 17-25 X 11-20 mm; stamens yellow to vinaceous, 8-18 mm long; staminoids yellow, 4-5 mm long; ovary yellow, setulose, 16-28 mm long; style green, 3-5 mm long.
Transfer of pollen grains to the stigma of the flower gynoecium (Pollination) is the crucial event in sexual reproduction process of flowering plants that ensures their long last survival [1-3].
Endress, "Comparative floral morphology and anatomy of Anacardiaceae and Burseraceae (Sapindales), with a special focus on gynoecium structure and evolution," Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, vol.