androecium

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ænˈdriːsɪəm/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(an drēshē əm)



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
an•droe•ci•um  (an drēshē əm),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ci•a (an drēshē əm),USA pronunciation [Bot.]
  1. Botanythe stamens of a flower collectively.
an•droe•cial  (an drēshē əm),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • Greek andr- andr- + oikíon, diminutive of oîkos house
  • Neo-Latin
  • 1830–40;

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
androecium /ænˈdriːsɪəm/ n ( pl -cia / -sɪə/)
  1. the stamens of a flowering plant collectively
Etymology: 19th Century: from New Latin, from andro- + Greek oikion a little house
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