- the stamens of a flower collectively.
Origin of androecium
1830–40; < New Latin < Greek andr- andr- + oikíon, diminutive of oîkos house
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- the stamens of a flowering plant collectively
C19: from New Latin, from andro- + Greek oikion a little house
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- The male reproductive organs of a flower considered as a group; the stamens. Compare gynoecium.
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