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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-androus Also -andry.

Maleness.

[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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