noun (plural gynoecia /-sɪə/)Botany
The female part of a flower, consisting of one or more carpels.
More example sentences
- In Convolvulaceae the median plane of the flower bisects the two carpels of the gynoecium and is axillary.
- Because valves are scored to determine the numbers of carpels present within a gynoecium, flowers with one or zero valves could affect the mean carpel number.
- The gynoecium has three carpels united to form a compound ovary with three styles that are short when the flowers open and that elongate gradually.
Definition of gynoecium in:
- The US English dictionary