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  • n. androstenedione

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An element in many compound words of Greek origin, meaning man, and hence masculine, male; especially, in botany (also terminally, -androus, -ander, -andria), with reference to the male organs or stamens of a flower. See -androus.


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