American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The female reproductive organs of a flower; the pistil or pistils considered as a group.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The pistil or collective pistils of a flower; the female portion of a flower as a whole: correlative to andrœcium. Also gynœcium, gynœceum.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) The pistils of a flower, taken collectively. See
- n. a female gametoecium
- 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. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Lacandonia is particularly unique among flowering plants for having "inside-out" flowers, i.e., the central androecium (stamens) surrounded by the gynoecium (separate pistils).”
“In these days women should be educated for the salon as they once were for the gynoecium.”
“M. M.iotaxy of androecium, 405 of calyx, 403 corolla, 403 gynoecium, 405”
“Polyphylly of androecium, 361 of calyx, 350 corolla, 359 plants subject to, 360 of flower, 363 gynoecium, 363”
“The gynoecium consists of 2 unilocular ovaries each containing an indefinite number of ovules.”
“He entered the gynoecium, and there still, as when we were first made present in that chamber, sate the maids, employed on a work more brilliant to the eye, and more pleasing to the labour, than that which had then tasked their active hands.”
“The lararium was deserted; the gynoecium was still, as in the Roman time, the favoured apartment of the female portion of the household, and indeed bore the same name , and with the group there assembled we have now to do.”
“On either side of this desecrated apartment, stretched, to the right, the old lararium, stripped of its ancient images of ancestor and god; to the left, what had been the gynoecium (women's apartment).”
“The Arabidopsis SEUSS (SEU) gene encodes a transcriptional adaptor protein that is required for a diverse set of developmental events, including floral organ identity specification, as well as gynoecium, ovule and embryo development.”
“-- Fruit of St. Valery apple cut lengthwise.] = Pleiotaxy of the gynoecium.”
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