the stamens of a flower collectively.
noun (pl) -cia (-sɪə)
the stamens of a flowering plant collectively
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.
Andrew, 1621–78, English poet and satirist. Contemporary Examples A chapter on the metaphysical poets is four-fifths Donne to one-fifth Herbert, with Marvell failing to get a look-in. John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature Malcolm Forbes November 28, 2013 Historical Examples Marvell flung about three or four times with his hat, and then gave Harcourt […]
androgenize androgenize an·drog·e·nize (ān-drŏj’ə-nīz’) v. an·drog·e·nized, an·drog·e·niz·ing, an·drog·e·niz·es To treat with male hormones, usually in large doses.