gyn·​an·​drous ˌgīn-ˈan-drəs How to pronounce gynandrous (audio)
: having the androecium and gynoecium united in a column

Word History


gynandr- (base of New Latin Gynandria, a Linnaean class name that includes the orchids, borrowed from Greek gýnandros "of doubtful sex, effeminate," from gynḗ "woman" + -andros, adjective derivative of andr-, anḗr "man") + -ous — more at queen entry 1, andro-

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gynandrous was in 1807

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Cite this Entry

“Gynandrous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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