social and political rule by men.
There has never been a democracy, so far—only an androcracy.
Our Androcentric Culture, or The Man Made World Charlotte Perkins Gilman
rule or domination by men; male supremacy
Greek andros ‘man’
“rule or supremacy of men,” 1883; see andro- + -cracy. Related: Androcratic.
having staminate and monoclinous flowers on separate plants of the same species. adjective (of a plant species) having hermaphrodite and male flowers on separate plants
the stamens of a flower collectively. noun (pl) -cia (-sɪə) the stamens of a flowering plant collectively 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.
any substance, as testosterone or androsterone, that promotes male characteristics. Contemporary Examples And androgen insensitivity syndrome, which can cause people born with XY chromosomes (male typical) to appear feminine. Don’t Call Them Hermaphrodites Joseph Huff-Hannon September 15, 2009 noun any of several steroids, produced as hormones by the testes or made synthetically, that promote development […]
- Male pattern baldness
a pattern of hair loss in males, dependent on the presence of the androgenic hormone testoterone, in which the scalp hair eventually covers only the back of the head and temples.