gyne

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek γυνή (gunḗ, female).

Noun[edit]

gyne (plural gynes)

  1. The primary reproductive female caste of social insects (especially ants, wasps, and bees), those destined to become queens.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening.

Noun[edit]

gyne (plural gynes)

  1. (informal) gynecologist

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