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.

The male-like female that distinguishes one of the alternate generations of those trombidiformacarines (a group that contains the free-living water mites, as well as numerous plant and animal parasites, including the chiggers).
protogynous, protogyny, progynous
1. In botany, having the pistil or female organ mature before the stamens or male organs.
2. Frequently used as a synonym for progynous, but it is also used to describe the condition of being a hermaphrodite; that is, first being a female and then later, becoming a male.
A parthenogenetic female, particularly in insects.
Enlargement of the male breast by an excess of adipose tissue without any increase in breast tissue.
pseudogyny, pseudogynous
Use of a feminine name as a pseudonym; especially, by a male.
1. A scarcity of women as in a given region.
2. A location or situation that is characterized by a scarcity of women.
3. The disappearance of mosquito colonies, which require blood meals, when their only source of food is plants.
A group of females living together.
In botany, having four pistils.
In botany, having three pistils.

Quiz You may take a self-scoring quiz over some of the words in this section by just clicking on Gyno Quiz to check your word knowledge.

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