a combining form meaning “male,” used in the formation of compound words:
male; masculine: androsterone
(in botany) stamen or anther: androecium
word-forming element meaning “man, male,” from Greek andro-, comb. form of aner (genitive andros) “man, male” (see anthropo-).
andro- or andr-
Male; masculine: androgen.
androblastoma androblastoma an·dro·blas·to·ma (ān’drō-blā-stō’mə) n. A testicular tumor that histologically resembles a fetal testis and contains cells that may produce estrogen. Also called Sertoli cell tumor. Arrhenoblastoma.
centered on, emphasizing, or dominated by males or masculine interests: an androcentric society; an androcentric religion. Historical Examples It would be wholly impossible if we were never to outgrow our androcentric culture. Our Androcentric Culture, or The Man Made World Charlotte Perkins Gilman Some read the genderless world as androcentric, because the generic human being […]
centered on, emphasizing, or dominated by males or masculine interests: an androcentric society; an androcentric religion. adjective having or regarding man or the male sex as central or primary n. 1915; see androcentric + -ism. adj. 1887, from andro- + -centric.
a slave who was spared in the arena by a lion from whose foot he had long before extracted a thorn. Historical Examples It was the lion Androcles had met in the desert, and the grateful animal would not rend his benefactor. Natural History in Anecdote Various But when it came out of its cage […]