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androsphinx

[ an-druh-sfingks ]

noun

, plural an·dro·sphinx·es, an·dro·sphin·ges [an, -dr, uh, -sfin-jeez].
  1. a sphinx with the head of a man.


androsphinx

/ ˈændrəˌsfɪŋks /

noun

  1. a sphinx having the head of a man


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Word History and Origins

Origin of androsphinx1

From Greek, dating back to 1600–10; andro-, sphinx
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Example Sentences

Sometimes the androsphinx has human hands in place of the lion's paws.

The form of which we have spoken as being that of the great Sphinx is called the androsphinx (Fig. 3).

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