Meaning of androecium in English:


Pronunciation /anˈdriːsɪəm/

nounplural noun androecia/anˈdriːsɪə/

  • The stamens of a flower collectively.

    ‘The androecium of each flower had dehisced on the morning of sampling.’
    • ‘Only at a fairly late developmental stage does the corolla finally overtop the androecium and gynoecium.’
    • ‘However, their androecia and gynoecia present considerable diversity.’
    • ‘The Caribbean species differs in tepal pubescence as well as in important characters of the androecium and the relationship may not be so close as previously assumed.’
    • ‘From each plant one randomly chosen, fresh flower was dissected under a binocular microscope to separate the corolla, androecium and gynoecium.’


Mid 19th century modern Latin, from andro- + Greek oikion ‘house’.