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.

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.

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