-gynous

adjective combining form

Definition of -gynous

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or having (such or so many) wives or female mates monogynous

  2. 2 :  situated (in a specified place) in relation to a female organ of a plant hypogynous

Origin and Etymology of -gynous

New Latin -gynus, from Greek -gynos, from gynē woman — more at queen


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