1. a combining form meaning “male,” used in the formation of compound words: androsterone.

combining form

  1. male; masculineandrosterone
  2. (in botany) stamen or antherandroecium

word-forming element meaning “man, male,” from Greek andro-, comb. form of aner (genitive andros) “man, male” (see anthropo-).


  1. Male; masculine:androgen.

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