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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.

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