Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A dilated base or receptacle, supporting a multilocular ovary.

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

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  • noun the enlarged receptacle in which the pistil is borne

Etymologies

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gyno- +‎ base

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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