Definition of pseudogyne in English:

pseudogyne

noun

Entomology
  • In various ants: a worker of a distinct form having an enlarged and malformed thorax.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From pseudo- + ancient Greek γυνή woman, wife, in sense 1 after French pseudogyne parthenogenetic female insect, in sense 2 after German Pseudogyne, use as noun of feminine of pseudogyn (adjective).

Pronunciation

pseudogyne

/ˈs(j)uːdəˌɡʌɪn//ˈs(j)uːdəˌdʒʌɪn/