gynophore

noun

gy·​no·​phore ˈgī-nə-ˌfȯr How to pronounce gynophore (audio)
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: a prolongation of the receptacle (as in a caper flower) with the gynoecium at its apex

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from French, from gyno- gyno- + -phore -phore

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gynophore was in 1821

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Cite this Entry

“Gynophore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gynophore. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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