-androus


a combining form meaning “male,” occurring as final element of a compound word: polyandrous.

Nearby words

  1. -an,
  2. -ana,
  3. -ance,
  4. -ancy,
  5. -and,
  6. -andry,
  7. -ane,
  8. -ant,
  9. -anthous,
  10. -anum

Origin of -androus

< New Latin -andrus. See andr-, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for -androus

-androus

adj combining form

(in botany) indicating number or type of stamensdiandrous

Word Origin for -androus

from New Latin -andrus, from Greek -andros, from anēr man

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