Definitions

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  • n. A dilated base or receptacle, supporting a multilocular ovary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dilated base or receptacle, supporting a multilocular ovary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a short conical or flat elevation of the receptacle of a flower, bearing the gynœcium

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the enlarged receptacle in which the pistil is borne

Etymologies

gyno- +‎ base (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lastly, Saint-Hilaire found towards the southern extreme of the range of Gomphia oleæformis two forms which he did not at first doubt were distinct species, but he subsequently saw them growing on the same bush; and he then adds, “Voilà donc dans un même individu des loges et un style qui se rattachent tantôt à un axe verticale et tantôt à un gynobase.

    VII. Miscellaneous Objections to the Theory of Natural Selection

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