plural androconia\-ēə \

Definition of androconium 

: 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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First Known Use of androconium

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for androconium

New Latin, from andr- + Greek konis dust + New Latin -ium

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