androecium

noun
an·droe·ci·um | \an-ˈdrē-shē-əm, -sē-əm\
plural androecia\-shē-ə, -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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