[ an-druh-koh-nee-uhm ]
/ ˌæn drəˈkoʊ ni əm /
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noun, plural an·dro·co·ni·a [an-druh-koh-nee-uh]. /ˌæn drəˈkoʊ ni ə/.
a scale on the forewing of certain male butterflies from which an odor attractive to females is emitted.
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Origin of androconium
1875–80; <New Latin, equivalent to andro-andro- + -conium<Greek kónion, neuter of kónios dusty (kóni(s) dust + -os adj. suffix)
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