-androus Also -andry.
[Modern Latin -andrus, from Greek anēr, andr-, man.]
Forms in -androus are adjectives: polyandrous (Greek polloi, many), referring to a state in which a woman has more than one husband; protandrous (Greek prōtos, first) refers to a state in which the male reproductive organs come to maturity before the female ones. Corresponding nouns end in -andry: polyandry, protandry, misandry (hatred of males; Greek misos, hatred). In common with some other words ending in -andry, husbandry does not contain this suffix, but is instead formed from husband plus -ry (see -ery). For the female equivalent, see -gynous.