[an-dree-shee-uh m]

Origin of androecium

1830–40; < New Latin < Greek andr- andr- + oikíon, diminutive of oîkos house
Related formsan·droe·cial [an-dree-shuh l] /ænˈdri ʃəl/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for androecium


noun plural -cia (-sɪə)
  1. the stamens of a flowering plant collectively
Derived Formsandroecial, adjective

Word Origin for androecium

C19: from New Latin, from andro- + Greek oikion a little house
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androecium in Science


[ăn-drēshē-əm, -shəm]
Plural androecia (ăn-drēshē-ə, -shə)
  1. The male reproductive organs of a flower considered as a group; the stamens. Compare gynoecium.
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