androconium

androconium

[an-druh-koh-nee-uhm]
noun, plural androconia [an-druh-koh-nee-uh] .
a scale on the forewing of certain male butterflies from which an odor attractive to females is emitted.

Origin:
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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