androgenous

[ an-droj-uh-nuh s ]
/ ænˈdrɒdʒ ə nəs /

adjective Biology.

pertaining to the production of or tending to produce male offspring.

Nearby words

  1. androecium,
  2. androgen,
  3. androgenic,
  4. androgenic hormone,
  5. androgenize,
  6. androgeus,
  7. androgyne,
  8. androgynism,
  9. androgynophore,
  10. androgynous

Origin of androgenous

First recorded in 1750–60; andro- + -genous

Related formssem·i·an·drog·e·nous, adjective

Can be confusedandrogenous androgynous

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British Dictionary definitions for androgenous

androgenous

/ (ænˈdrɒdʒɪnəs) /

adjective

biology producing only male offspring
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