noun (plural androecia /-sɪə/)Botany
The stamens of a flower collectively.
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- 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 andro- + Greek oikion 'house'.
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- Enlargement of the five androecial primordia shapes the remaining central portion of the floral apex into a pentagon, upon which the two carpel primordia are initiated simultaneously.
- Beetles began to escape the day pollen was shed due to changes in the androecial wall.
- It was shown that the androecial initiation was centripetal, whereas the microsporogenesis and anther maturation were centrifugal.
Definition of androecium in:
- The US English dictionary