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androecium

[an-dree-shee-uh m] /ænˈdri ʃi əm/
noun, plural androecia
[an-dree-shee-uh] /ænˈdri ʃi ə/ (Show IPA).
Botany
1.
the stamens of a flower collectively.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < New Latin < Greek andr- andr- + oikíon, diminutive of oîkos house
Related forms
androecial
[an-dree-shuh l] /ænˈdri ʃəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for androecium

androecium

/ænˈdriːsɪəm/
noun (pl) -cia (-sɪə)
1.
the stamens of a flowering plant collectively
Derived Forms
androecial, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from andro- + Greek oikion a little house
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androecium
  (ān-drē'shē-əm, -shəm)   
Plural androecia (ān-drē'shē-ə, -shə)
The male reproductive organs of a flower considered as a group; the stamens. Compare gynoecium.
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