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Definition of "gyne" [gyne]

  • The primary reproductive female caste of social insects (especially ants, wasps, and bees), those destined to become queens. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "gyne" in a sentence
  • "When the larvae of the primitive social insect Polistes metricus, a paper wasp, slips into the quiet pupal stage, she doesn't know if she'll arise a worker or gyne (future queen) -- unless she consults with Arizona State University's social insect researcher Gro Amdam."
  • "After my regular gyne and primary doc didn't have good solutions, I turned to acupuncture and naturopathy, and this book."
  • "You ever get tired of the gyne-centric nature of Sociological images?"
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