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a combining form meaning “male,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, andr-.
Origin of andro-
< Greek andró(s), genitive of anḗr man; akin to Sanskrit nar-, Albanian njerí person, Latin Nero Nero Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for andro-


combining form
male; masculine: androsterone
(in botany) stamen or anther: androecium
Word Origin
from Greek anēr (genitive andros) man
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Word Origin and History for andro-

word-forming element meaning "man, male," from Greek andro-, comb. form of aner (genitive andros) "man, male" (see anthropo-).

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andro- in Medicine

andro- or andr-
Male; masculine: androgen.

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