Definition of gynandrous in US English:

gynandrous

adjective

Botany
  • 1(of a flower) having stamens and pistil united in one column, as in orchids.

    • ‘The gynandrous flowers are hermaphroditic, sometimes polygamous.’
    • ‘The flowers of this order are characterized inter alia by being gynandrous, i.e. having their style and stamens united into a column.’
    1. 1.1 (of a person or animal) hermaphrodite.
      • ‘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).’
      • ‘The aim of this note is to illuminate certain problems generated by the appropriation of the terms ‘androgynous’ and ‘gynandrous’ in process theology.’
      hermaphroditic, epicene
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

gynandrous

/jiˈnandrəs//dʒɪˈnændrəs/