noun, plural gy·noe·ci·a [ji-nee-see-uh, -shee-uh, gahy-, jahy-] /dʒɪˈni si ə, -ʃi ə, gaɪ-, dʒaɪ-/. Botany.

  1. the pistil or pistils of a flower; the female parts.

noun plural -cia or -cea (-sɪə)

  1. the carpels of a flowering plant collectively

Plural gynoecia

  1. The female reproductive organs of a flower considered as a group; the pistil or pistils. Compare androecium.

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