[ an-druh-sfingks ]
/ ˈæn drəˌsfɪŋks /
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noun, plural an·dro·sphinx·es, an·dro·sphin·ges [an-druh-sfin-jeez]. /ˈæn drəˌsfɪn dʒiz/.
a sphinx with the head of a man.
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Words nearby androsphinx
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Example sentences from the Web for androsphinx
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).
British Dictionary definitions for androsphinx
/ (ˈændrəˌsfɪŋks) /
noun plural -sphinxes or -sphinges (-ˌsfɪndʒiːz)
a sphinx having the head of a man
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