gynoecium

noun
gy·​noe·​ci·​um | \ ji-ˈnē-shē-əm How to pronounce gynoecium (audio) , gī-, -sē- \
plural gynoecia\ ji-​ˈnē-​shē-​ə How to pronounce gynoecia (audio) , gī-​ , -​sē-​ \

Definition of gynoecium

: the aggregate of carpels or pistils in a flower

First Known Use of gynoecium

1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gynoecium

New Latin, alteration of Latin gynaeceum women's apartments, from Greek gynaikeion, from gynaik-, gynē

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“Gynoecium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gynoecium. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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