A female social insect that is or has the potential to become a reproductive queen, in contrast to a sterile worker.
Origin of gyneGreek gunē, woman; see gwen- in Indo-European roots.
Female reproductive organ: trichogyne.
Origin of -gyneFrom Greek gunē, woman; see gwen- in Indo-European roots.
Borrowed from Ancient Greek Î³Ï…Î½Î® (gunÄ“, “female").