a combining form meaning “male,” used in the formation of compound words: androsterone.
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Origin of andro-
< Greek andró(s), genitive of anḗr man; akin to Sanskrit nar-, Albanian njerí person, Latin Nero Nero
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before a vowel andr-
(in botany) stamen or antherandroecium
Word Origin for andro-
from Greek anēr (genitive andros) man
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word-forming element meaning "man, male," from Greek andro-, comb. form of aner (genitive andros) "man, male" (see anthropo-).
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