Andro- The Prefix That’s All Man
Andro- derives from the Greek andros (man) and denotes anything that’s male or masculine (and you thought that was testosterone 🙂 ) It’s given us several words, many of them scientific or biological:
andranatomy – the dissection or structure of the male body
androcentric – regarding men as being primary or central
androcephalic – having a man’s head upon an animal’s body
androcracy – political rule by men
androcyte – a male sex cell
androgen – a steroid/hormone that promotes the development male sexual organs and characteristics
androgynous – having both male and female characteristics; also applies in botany. Don’t confuse this with androgenous, a biological term which means producing male offspring only
android – a robot that looks like a human
andrology – the study of diseases that affect men (sometimes called andriatry or andriatics)
andromorphous – having a man’s shape
androsterone – a steroid hormone produced by men
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