noun (plural androecia /-SH(ē)ə/)Botany
The stamens of a flower collectively.
More 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.
mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek anēr, andr- 'man' + oikion 'house'.
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