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androecium

[ an-dree-shee-uhm ]
/ ænˈdri ʃi əm /
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noun, plural an·droe·ci·a [an-dree-shee-uh]. /ænˈdri ʃi ə/. Botany.

the stamens of a flower collectively.

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Origin of androecium

1830–40; <New Latin <Greek andr-andr- + oikíon, diminutive of oîkos house

OTHER WORDS FROM androecium

an·droe·cial [an-dree-shuhl], /ænˈdri ʃəl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for androecium

androecium
/ (ænˈdriːsɪəm) /

noun plural -cia (-sɪə)

the stamens of a flowering plant collectively

Derived forms of androecium

androecial, adjective

Word Origin for androecium

C19: from New Latin, from andro- + Greek oikion a little house
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Scientific definitions for androecium

androecium
[ ăn-drēshē-əm, -shəm ]

Plural androecia (ăn-drēshē-ə, -shə)

The male reproductive organs of a flower considered as a group; the stamens. Compare gynoecium.
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