gyno-, gyn-, gynaeco-, gyneco-, gyne-, -gynia, -gynic, gynec-, -gynist, -gynous, -gyny

(Greek: woman, women, female, females)

Many of the words from these Greek elements refer to botanic or other biological nomenclature.

acrogynous (adjective)
In certain plants, a reference to bearing female organs at the apex (tip end) of the stem.
adynamogynous (adjective)
A reference to the loss of the functions of female organs.
agynary (s) (noun), agynaries (pl)
Without or lacking female reproductive organs.
agynous (adjective)
A reference to a plant ovary that lacks a pistil, or of a stamen that does not contact the ovary.
androgygreed (androgyny + greed) (s) (noun), androgygreeds (pl)
The concept that, especially at the corporate executive level, the two genders will equally demonstrate avarice, savagery, unbridled competition, etc.; particularly, the notion that female lawyers and politicians are fit counterparts to their male colleagues.
androgynoid
1. A male resembling a female; or possessing female features.
2. A pseudohermaphrodite.
3. Pertaining to female pseudohermaphroditism.
androgynous, androgyny
1. Uniting the (physical) characters of both sexes, at once male and female; hermaphrodite.
2. A reference to men who are considered “womanish, effeminate”.
3. In botany, bearing both stamens and pistils in the same flower, or on the same plant.
4. Having both masculine and feminine characteristics, as in attitudes and behaviors that contain features of stereotyped, culturally sanctioned gender roles of both male and female.
anisogynous
In botany, having the carpels (female reproductive structures in flowering plants) not equal in number to the sepals (the outermost whorl of a typical flower, probably representing a leaf modified as part of the protective outer layer of a flower).
apogynous (adjective)
Pertaining to the loss of function in female reproduction organs.
calligyniaphobia (s) (noun), calligyniaphobias (pl)
An abnormal fear of glamorous women.
decagynous, decagynia
In botany, having ten pistils.
dichthadiigyne
A blind ant with a large gaster and ovaries.
digynous
In botany, having two pistils.
digyny, digynia
Fertilization of a diploid ovum by a sperm, which results in a triploid zygote [a fertilized gamete or a mature reproductive cell].
dodecagynia, dodecagynious, dodecagynous
In botany, having twelve pistils.

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Related "woman, female" units: anilo-; fem-; mulie-; virgo-.