Definition of hypandrium
: a plate or modified area underlying the genitalia of a male insect; especially : the fused coxites of the ninth abdominal segment when these form a ventral covering plate for the genitalia
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Origin and Etymology of hypandrium
New Latin, from hypo- + andr- + -ium
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