Definition of androecium in English:

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androecium

Pronunciation: /anˈdrēSH(ē)əm/

noun (plural androecia /-SH(ē)ə/)

Botany
The stamens of a flower collectively.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek anēr, andr- 'man' + oikion 'house'.

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