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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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