adjective Etymology: Greek gynandros of doubtful sex, from gynē woman + andr-, anēr man — more at andr- Date: 1807 having the androecium and gynoecium united in a column

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  • gynandrous — [gī nan′drəs, jinan′drəs] adj. [Gr gynandros, of doubtful sex < gynē, a woman (see GYNO ) + anēr (gen. andros), a man] 1. Bot. having the stamen and pistil united in one column, as in the orchids 2. characterized by hermaphroditism …   English World dictionary

  • Gynandrous — Gynandrian Gy*nan dri*an (j[i^]*n[a^]n dr[i^]*an), Gynandrous Gy*nan drous (j[i^]*n[a^]n dr[u^]s), a. [Gr. gy nandros of doubtful sex; gynh a woman + anh r, andro s, man: cf. F. gynandre.] (Bot.) Having stamens inserted in the pistil; belonging… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gynandrous — adjective a) Having stamens and pistils together in a column. Orchids have gynandrous flowers. b) Exhibiting characteristics of both feminine and masculine. Both denotational synonym and connotational antonym of androgynous. See Also: androgyny,… …   Wiktionary

  • gynandrous — /ji nan dreuhs, guy , juy /, adj. Bot. having stamens and pistils united in a column, as in orchids. [1800 10; < Gk gýnandros of doubtful sex. See GYN , ANDROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • gynandrous — [dʒɪ nandrəs, gʌɪ ] adjective 1》 Botany (of a flower) having stamens and pistil united in one column, as in orchids. 2》 (of a person or animal) hermaphrodite. Origin C19: from Gk gunandros of doubtful sex (from gunē woman + anēr, andr man, male ) …   English new terms dictionary

  • gynandrous — gynan·drous …   English syllables

  • gynandrous — gy•nan•drous [[t]gaɪˈnæn drəs, dʒɪ [/t]] adj. bot having stamens and pistils united in a column, as in orchids • Etymology: 1800–10; < Gk gýnandros of doubtful sex. See gyn , androus …   From formal English to slang

  • gynandrous — /gaɪˈnændrəs/ (say guy nandruhs), /dʒə / (say juh ) adjective having the stamens borne on the pistil and united in a column, as in orchids. {Greek gynandros of doubtful sex} …   Australian English dictionary

  • gynandrous — adj. Bot. with stamens and pistil united in one column as in orchids. Etymology: Gk gunandros of doubtful sex, f. gune woman + aner andros man …   Useful english dictionary

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