androecium

noun
an·​droe·​ci·​um | \ an-ˈdrē-shē-əm How to pronounce androecium (audio) , -sē-əm \
plural androecia\ an-​ˈdrē-​shē-​ə How to pronounce androecia (audio) , -​sē-​ə \

Definition of androecium

: the aggregate of stamens in the flower of a seed plant

First Known Use of androecium

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for androecium

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

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“Androecium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/androecium. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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