Definition of gynandrous in English:

gynandrous

Line breaks: gy¦nan|drous
Pronunciation: /dʒɪˈnandrəs
 
, gʌɪ-/

adjective

  • 1 Botany (Of a flower) having stamens and pistil united in one column, as in orchids.
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    • The flowers of this order are characterized inter alia by being gynandrous, i.e. having their style and stamens united into a column.
    • The gynandrous flowers are hermaphroditic, sometimes polygamous.
  • 2(Of a person or animal) hermaphrodite.
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    • The tale of the Sickness of the Men of Ulster features the gynandrous horse goddess Macha who is associated with shape shifting.
    • The aim of this note is to illuminate certain problems generated by the appropriation of the terms ‘androgynous’ and ‘gynandrous’ in process theology.
    • The products of Gender Economy are feminine, masculine, whole-gendered androgyn or undifferentiated identities of individuals, organizations and societies (and anything androgyn or gynandrous in between).

Origin

early 19th century: from Greek gunandros 'of doubtful sex' (from gunē 'woman' + anēr, andr- 'man, male') + -ous.

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