Definition of androecium in English:
noun (plural androecia-SH(ē)ə)Botany
The stamens of a flower collectively.
- The androecium of each flower had dehisced on the morning of sampling.
- Only at a fairly late developmental stage does the corolla finally overtop the androecium and gynoecium.
- However, their androecia and gynoecia present considerable diversity.
Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek anēr, andr- 'man' + oikion 'house'.
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