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androconium

[an-druh-koh-nee-uh m] /ˌæn drəˈkoʊ ni əm/
noun, plural androconia
[an-druh-koh-nee-uh] /ˌæn drəˈkoʊ ni ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a scale on the forewing of certain male butterflies from which an odor attractive to females is emitted.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to andro- andro- + -conium < Greek kónion, neuter of kónios dusty (kóni(s) dust + -os adj. suffix)
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