androconium

noun an·dro·co·ni·um

Definition of androconium

plural

androconia

\-ēə\
  1. :  any of certain modified scales associated with glandular structures on the forewings of the male of some butterflies and moths and concerned with the production of an odor attractive to members of the opposite sex

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Origin and Etymology of androconium

New Latin, from andr- + Greek konis dust + New Latin -ium — more at incinerate


First Known Use: 1876


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