Definition of androecium in English:


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Pronunciation: /anˈdriːsɪəm

noun (plural androecia /-sɪə/)

  • 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.



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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.


mid 19th century: modern Latin, from andro- + Greek oikion 'house'.

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