andro-


a combining form meaning “male,” used in the formation of compound words: androsterone.

Nearby words

  1. andrews, charles mclean,
  2. andrews, roy chapman,
  3. andreyev,
  4. andria,
  5. andrić,
  6. androblastoma,
  7. androcentric,
  8. androcentricity,
  9. androcentrism,
  10. androcles

Also andr-.

Origin of andro-

< Greek andró(s), genitive of anḗr man; akin to Sanskrit nar-, Albanian njerí person, Latin Nero Nero

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British Dictionary definitions for andro-

andro-

before a vowel andr-

combining form

male; masculineandrosterone
(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-

andro-

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for andro-

andro-

pref.

Male; masculine:androgen.

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