Bot. the stamens and the parts belonging to them, collectively; all the microsporophylls of a flower
Origin of androeciumModern Latin from andro- + Classical Greek oikos, house: see economy
The stamens of a flower considered as a group.
Origin of androeciumNew Latin andr(o)- Greek oikion diminutive of oikos house ; see weik-1 in Indo-European roots.
- (botany) The set of a flower's stamens.