- woman or female: polygynous
- having female organs or pistils as specified: monogynous, androgynous
Origin of -gynousModern Latin -gynus from Classical Greek -gynos from gyn?, woman: see gyno-
- Of, relating to, or having a specified number or kind of women or females: polygynous.
- a. Of, relating to, or situated in a specified place with respect to female plant organs: epigynous.b. Having a specified number or kind of female plant organs: protogynous.
Origin of -gynousFrom New Latin -gynus from Greek gunē woman ; see gwen- in Indo-European roots.