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androecium

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noun an·droe·ci·um \an-ˈdrē-shē-əm, -sē-əm\

Definition of androecium

plural

-cia

\-shē-ə, -sē-ə\
  1. :  the aggregate of stamens in the flower of a seed plant



Origin and Etymology of androecium

New Latin, from andr- + Greek oikion, diminutive of oikos house — more at vicinity


First Known Use: circa 1839


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