gynaeceum

noun gynae·ce·um

Definition of gynaeceum

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the women's apartments in an ancient Greek or Roman house

  2. 2 [New Latin, from Latin, women's apartments] :  gynoecium

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Origin and Etymology of gynaeceum

Latin, from Late Greek gynaikeion, from neuter of Greek gynaikeios of women, feminine, from gynaik-, gynē woman, wife


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