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(of a flower) having stamens and pistil united in one column, as in orchids.
- ‘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.
- ‘The aim of this note is to illuminate certain problems generated by the appropriation of the terms ‘androgynous’ and ‘gynandrous’ in process theology.’
- ‘The tale of the Sickness of the Men of Ulster features the gynandrous horse goddess Macha who is associated with shape shifting.’
- ‘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).’
Early 19th century: from Greek gunandros of doubtful sex (from gunē woman + anēr, andr- man, male) + -ous.
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