(Gym"no*sperm) n. (Bot.) A plant that bears naked seeds as the common pine and hemlock. Cf. Angiosperm.

(Gym`no*sper"mous) a. [Gr. gymno`spermos; gymno`s naked + spe`rma seed: cf. F. gymnosperme.] (Bot.) (a) Having naked seeds, or seeds not inclosed in a capsule or other vessel. (b) Belonging to the class of plants consisting of gymnosperms.

(||Gym*not"o*ka) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. gymno`s naked + to`kos a bringing forth.] (Zoöl.) The Athecata.

(||Gym*no"tus) n. [NL., fr. Gr. gymno`s naked + nw^tos the back: cf. F. gymnote.] (Zoöl.) A genus of South American fresh-water fishes, including the Gymnotus electricus, or electric eel. It has a greenish, eel-like body, and is possessed of electric power.

One fearful shock, fearful but momentary, like that from the electric blow of the gymnotus.
De Quincey.

(Gyn) v. i. To begin. [Obs.] See Gin.

(||Gyn`æ*ce"um) Gynæcium
(||Gyn`æ*ci"um) n. [L., fr. Gr. gynaikei^on women's apartments, fr. gynh` a woman.] That part of a large house, among the ancients, exclusively appropriated to women. [Written also gyneceum, gynecium.] Tennyson.

(Gy*næ"cian) a. The same as Gynecian.

(Gy*næ"co*phore) n. [Gr. gynaikei^on the women's apartments + fe`rein to bear.] (Zoöl.) A ventral canal or groove, in which the males of some diœcious trematodes carry the female. See Illust. of Hæmatozoa.

(Gy*nan"der) n. [See Gynandrian.] (Bot.) A plant having the stamens inserted in the pistil.

(||Gy*nan"dri*a) n. pl. [NL. See Gynandrian.] (Bot.) A class of plants in the Linnæan system, whose stamens grow out of, or are united with, the pistil.

(Gy*nan"dri*an Gy*nan"drous) (- drus), a. [Gr. gy`nandros of doubtful sex; gynh` a woman + 'anh`r, 'andro`s, man: cf. F. gynandre.] (Bot.) Having stamens inserted in the pistil; belonging to the class Gynandria.

(Gy*nan"dro*morph) n. (Zoöl.) An animal affected with gynandromorphism.

(Gy*nan`dro*mor"phism) (- môr"fiz'm),n. [Gr. gynh` a woman, female + 'anh`r, 'andro`s, a man, male + morfh` form.] (Zoöl.) An abnormal condition of certain animals, in which one side has the external characters of the male, and the other those of the female.

(Gy*nan`dro*mor"phous) a. (Zoöl.) Affected with gynandromorphism.

(Gy*nan"ther*ous) a. [Gr. gynh` a woman + E. anther.] (Bot.) Pertaining to an abnormal condition of the flower, in which the stamens are converted into pistils. R. Brown.

(Gyn"ar*chy) n. gynh` a woman + -archy.]—> Government by a woman. Chesterfield.

(||Gyn`e*ce"um) n. See Gynæceum.

(Gy*ne"cian) a. gynaikei^os.]—> Of or relating to women.

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