gynophore

noun
gy·​no·​phore | \ ˈgī-nə-ˌfȯr How to pronounce gynophore (audio) , ˈji- \

Definition of gynophore

: a prolongation of the receptacle (as in a caper flower) with the gynoecium at its apex

First Known Use of gynophore

1821, in the meaning defined above

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“Gynophore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gynophore. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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