androus *an"drous [Gr. 'anh`r, 'andro`s, a man.] (Bot.) A terminal combining form: Having a stamen or stamens; staminate; as, monandrous, with one stamen; polyandrous, with many stamens. [1913 Webster]

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  • -androus — [an′drəs] [< Gr anēr: see ANDRO ] combining form forming adjectives having stamens [monandrous] …   English World dictionary

  • -androus — comb. form Bot. forming adjectives meaning having specified male organs or stamens (monandrous). Etymology: mod.L f. Gk andros f. aner andros male + OUS * * * |andrəs, |aan adjective combining form Etymology: New Latin andrus, from Greek andros… …   Useful english dictionary

  • -androus — a combining form meaning male, occurring as final element of a compound word: polyandrous. [ < NL andrus. See ANDR , OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • -androus — combining form Botany having male organs or stamens of a specified number: polyandrous. Origin from mod. L. andrus, from Gk andros male + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • -androus — an·drous …   English syllables

  • -androus — aff. a combining form meaning “having husbands” or “having stamens” of the kind or number specified by the initial element: polyandrous[/ex] • Etymology: < Gk andros, adj. der. ofanḗr. See andro , ous …   From formal English to slang

  • -androus — a word element meaning male , as in polyandrous. {New Latin andrus, from Greek andros of a man} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hex-androus — Hexandrian Hex*an dri*an, Hex androus Hex an drous, a. [Cf. F. hexandre.] (Bot.) Having six stamens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -andry — aff. a combining form occurring in nouns corresponding to adjectives ending in androus: polyandry[/ex] • Etymology: < Gk andria. See androus, y III …   From formal English to slang

  • isandrous — (ˈ)ī|sandrəs also (ˈ)ī|za adjective Etymology: is + androus : having the stamens similar and equal in number to the petals * * * /uy san dreuhs/, adj. Bot. having the stamens similar to each other and equal in number to the petals. [IS + ANDROUS] …   Useful english dictionary

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