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.

Having the style projecting prominently out of the flower. The “style” is the sterile portion of a carpel between the ovary and the terminal stigma [the apex of a carpel in flowering plants upon which the pollen grain germinates].
gymnogynous (adjective), more gymnogynous, most gymnogynous
In botany, pertaining to plants that have uncovered seeds or no shells: Some conifers; such as, the pine and spruce, do not have any particular structure to surround the ovule, thus being gymnogynous; however, they do become protected by the cone scales as they develop.
gynaeceum, gyneceum
1. Women’s apartments in a house or a palace.
2. A harem.
1. A woman with male characteristics.
2. A male hermaphrodite.
3. An individual of a bisexual species, exhibiting a “gender mosaic” of male and female characters as a result of the development of both types of tissue in the same organism.
gynandrarchy (s) (noun), gynandrarchies (pl)
1. A social organization among insects differing from gynarchy: Gynandrarchy interested Mary and she found out that the male insect takes part in establishing the colony.
2. Rule or government by a man and a woman, or by both men and women: Doug thought that a form of gynandrarchy would provide a way of having complete equality of both men and women when making important decisions for the benefit of all citizens.
In botany, the Linnaean system of plant classification that class distinguished by possessing stamens growing in the pistil and united with it.
1. Said to be an imprecise term for hermaphroditism.
2. An older term for female pseudohermaphroditism.
A reference to a woman who resembles a man.
An individual of mixed male and female characteristics.
1. An organism having both male and female characteristics, especially an insect.
2. Someone having both male and female features; at birth a condition in which the identification of male or female cannot be made.
Having, or possessing, both male and female anatomic characteristics.
1. Pertaining to a hermaphrodite or a pseudohermaphrodite.
2. Applied to those flowers and plants in which the stamens and pistil are united in one column, as in orchids; said also of the stamens.
The tendency for a female to posses certain masculine characteristics.
1. In botany, having stamens abnormally converted into pistils.
2. A situation in which stamens have been metamorphosed into pistils.

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