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

Words nearby -androus

Origin of -androus

< New Latin -andrus. See andr-, -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for -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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