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Gyno Words: “gynemimetophilia” to “trigynous”
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Words from gyno-, gyn-, gynaeco-, gyneco-, gyne-, -gynia, -gynic, gynec-, -gynist, -gynous, -gyny
(Greek: woman, women, female, females)
Most words from these Greek elements refer to botanic nomenclature.

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A paraphilia, in which sexual arousal and orgasm depend upon the partner being a female impersonator.
A government ruled by a woman or women.
The worship of women.
Sexual love of a woman by a man (male gynephilia) or by another woman (female gynephilia).
The dread of being with women or a morbid fear of women in general.
Pertaining to inheritance sex-linked to the X chromosome.
A woman who has a beard.
A reference to female ethics.
The sacrifice of women.
gyniatrics, gyniatry:
That branch of medicine dealing with the diseases of women; especially diseases of genitourinary organs; treatment of the diseases of women.
A physician who specializes in gyniatrics.
The field of knowledge having specific relation to women.
gynocracy, gynocratic, gynecocracy, gynecocratic:
The government, or political rule, of women.
gynodioecious, gynodioecy:
A reference to plants or plant species having female (pistillate) and hermaphrodite (perfect) flowers on separate plants in a population or species.
A reference to a plant having female flowers only.
The central, female component of a flower, typically consisting of one or more carpels, which may be separate or fused.
The condition of a species of which only the females are known.
A female gamete; egg; ovum.
gynogenesis, gynogenetic:
1. Reproduction in which the development of the embryo occurs as a result of the penetration of an ovum by a sperm but does not involve the nuclear material of the latter.
2. Egg development activated by a spermatozoon, but to which the male gamete contributes no genetic material.
3. The process in which an egg develops parthenogenetically after the egg has been activated by sperm or pollen; pseudogamy.
4. The development whereby the embryo contains only the female parent’s chromosomes because the sperm that activated the ovum degenerated before it could combine with the egg nucleus.
Producing female offspring only.
gynoid, gynecoid:
A robot shaped like or in the form of a woman as opposed to an android (like a man).

A gynoid is working for her gynic human.

This is an example of a gynoid who is working for her gynic human. For the male equivalent, see android.

There is a strong push in favor of developing robots with greater abilities, with more flexibility, with the ability to ‘see,’ ‘speak,’ ‘hear.’ What’s more, home robots are being developed—robots of more humonoid appearance which can be useful about the house and do some of the functions classically assigned to human servants.”

New Guide to Science by Isaac Asimov
(New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1984), p. 866.

A gynoid is walking.

Don't you agree that this is obviously a gynoid and that
she should not be confused with an android?

Efforts are being made to make “sociable robots” that are expected to understand aspects about their inanimate environments as well as their anthropoidal contacts ; and so, an important sensory modality for facilitating these kinds of observations is vision. The robots will need a collection of visual abilities, closely tied to the specific kind of information about the interactions that it needs to extract.

Robotics is producing robots that are more truly humanoids.

Robotics builders are even trying to develope a synthetic skin capable of detecting pressure and location with a tactile sensing system over its entire body, while still retaining the look and feel of soft skin [see example on the left]. They are varying the density of sensors so that the robots will have greater resolutions in areas that are frequently in contact with objects or people. A distributed network of tiny processing elements is also being developed to lie underneath the skin to acquire and process the sensory signals.

Some Irish scientists are working on a way to make robots more “human” so people will be able to relate to them more naturally. The first prototype, identified as Anthropos, has cameras for eyes, a speaker as a mouth, and motors that control how it moves.

So far, Anthropos makes gestures, moves around and seems to understand what is said to it. The project aims to use artificial intelligence to create a robot that is friendly and sociable, so people can “forget” they are talking to a machine.

Robotics is producing robots that are more truly humanoids and this is NOT one of them.

This anthropoidal image is NOT an example of the more humanoid-type robot; but, as stated above, robotic efforts are being made to have gynoids and androids more humanistic in their appearances and behaviors.

Resembling a female or woman; womanlike, feminine.
One who worships women.
The worship of women.
A genetic female’s capacity for developing spermatozoa in the ovary, at certain times.
gynomonoecious, gynomonoecy:
Having female (pistillate) and hermaphrodite (perfect) flowers on the same plant.
gynomorphic, gynomorphy:
Having a morphological resemblance to females.
An over-whelming urge to tear off a woman’s clothes.
gynophilian, gynophilous:
A love for and attraction to women.
An abnormal fear of women.
gynoplastics, gynoplasty, gyneplasty:
1. Relating to the closing of unnatural openings in the female organs of generation, or to the opening of closed or dilatation of contracted natural openings of the same organs.
2. Reparative or reconstructive plastic surgery of the female genital organs.
The condition of a plant species having three sexual forms, with either perfect flowers, pistillate flowers, or staminate flowers.
Someone who is fond of nibbling on a woman’s ear.
Having eleven pistils.
Having seven pistils.
The condition in which the female of the species is more variable than the male in its phenotypic expression.
Applied to species of animals in which the females are of two kinds, perfect or fertile, and imperfect or “neuter”, as in bees, ants, etc.
Having six pistils.
Related to characteristics manifest only in females.
Overdevelopment of secondary sex characteristics of the mature female or their precocious development in the young girl.
hypogynous, hypogyny:
Situated below the pistils or ovary; said of the stamens of a flower when these grow on the receptacle and are not united to any other organ; also of plants having the stamens so placed.
Having pistils or carpels equal in number to the parts of the perianth.
A giant female ant or termite.
A dwarf queen ant.
One who hates women.
misogynous, misogynic:
Woman hating; a hatred of women.
Hatred of, or aversion to, women; especially by men.
1. In botany, having only one pistil, style, or stigma; belonging to the order Monogynia.
2. Pertaining to asexual reproduction or asexually reproducing organisms.
3. The condition of having a single fertile female as in the colony of many social insects or, in higher forms, having only one female sexual partner.
1. The mating of a male with only one female.
2. The presence of a single queen in a colony of social insects.
3. Producting only male or only female offspring.
In botany, having eight pistils.
oligogyny, oligogynous:
1. The mating of a single male with a few females.
2. The presence of a few queens within a single colony of social insects.
In botany, having five pistils.
perigyny, perigynous:
1. Situated around the pistil or ovary: said of the stamens when growing upon some part surrounding the ovary (either the calyx, or the corolla, or the edge of the hollowed receptacle); also said of a flower in which the stamens are so placed.
2. Anything surrounding a female reproductive organ.
3. Opposites of epigynous and hypogynous.
One who is fond of women.
philogynous, philogyny:
A special fondness (love) of women.
A female pupal ant which has wasted away through the attack of a parasite.
Having the styles of a flower mature before the pollen ripens.
In botany, a reference to stamens or petals when inserted on the sides of the ovary.
1. In botany, having many pistils, styles, or stigmas; specifically belonging to the order Polygynia.
2. Having more than one wife or having several wives (or concubines); practicing, pertaining to, or involving polygyny.
3. In zoology, a reference to a male animal that has several female mates; characterized by polygyny, as a species.
1. The practice of having many female mates.
2. The mating of a single male with several females.
3. The presence of many queens within a single colony of social insects.
The condition of a hermaphrodite in which the female portions mature first.
1. In botany, having the pistil or female organ mature before the stamens or male organs.
2. In zoology, of a hermaphrodite animal, or a colony of zooids: Having the female organs, or individuals, sexually mature before the male.
The male-like female that distinguishes one of the alternate generations of those trombidiformacarines (a group that contains the free-living water mites, as well as numerous plant and animal parasites, including the chiggers).
protogynous, protogyny:
1. In botany, having the pistil or female organ mature before the stamens or male organs.
2. Frequently used as synonymous with progynous, but it is also used to describe the condition of being a hermaphrodite that is first female and later becomes a male.
A parthenogenetic female, particularly in insects.
Enlargement of the male breast by an excess of adipose tissue without any increase in breast tissue.
pseudogyny, pseudogynous:
Use of a feminine name as a pseudonym.
1. A scarcity of women as in a given region.
2. A location or situation that is characterized by a scarcity of women.
A group of females living together.
In botany, having four pistils.
In botany, having three pistils.

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