Also andr-.

Origin of andro-

< Greek andró(s), genitive of anḗr man; akin to Sanskrit nar-, Albanian njerí person, Latin Nero Nero Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for andro-


before a vowel andr-

combining form
  1. male; masculineandrosterone
  2. (in botany) stamen or antherandroecium

Word Origin for andro-

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


  1. Male; masculine:androgen.
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