andro-, andr-, -ander, -andra, -andria, -andrian, -andric, -andrism, -androus, -andries, -andry

(Greek: man, men, male, masculine; also, stamen or anther as used in botany)

andromorphic, andromorphy
Having a morphological (shape, form) resembling males.
andromorphous
Having a masculine appearance; in the shape or form of a man; android.
andron, andronitis
In an ancient Greek house, an apartment for men; especially one for banqueting.
andropara, androparous, andropary
Giving birth only to or mostly male offspring.
andropathia (s) (noun), andropathias (pl)
Any disease peculiar to males; such as, prostatitis.
andropause, viropause
1. The end of virility; a blend of andro- and menopause.

Context and Source: "Andropause or viropause, the end of virility", Newsweek, September 16, 1996.

2. The period in a man's life during which the production of testosterone begins to decline.
andropetalous
Made double by having the stamens changed into petals.
androphagous
The eating of a man (as opposed to a woman); similar to anthropophagus (cannibalism).
androphile
1. Having a fondness for a man, by either a woman (female androphilia) or a man (male androphilia).
2. In biology, thriving, existing, or living in proximity to mankind and preferring such closeness: "Certain mosquitoes are androphiles in that they prefer to get blood from humans instead of animals."
androphobic (adjective), more androphobic, most androphobic
Describing the hatred of the male gender: The person who has an androphobic attitude usually tries to avoid any conditions that involve men.
androphonomania
Homicidal insanity.
androphore
In botany, a name applied by some to the column formed by the united filaments in monadelphous plants, or a more or less columnar portion of the receptacle bearing several anthers.
androsome
A male-limited chromosome; literally, a male body.
androsphinx
A man-sphinx; a sphinx whose human portion is male.
androspore
1. The zoospore which in certain fucoid algae produces the male reproductive organs.
2. The female plant that produces peculiar swarm-spores out of which proceed very small male plants.

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Links to other units that include the topic of "man", "mankind":
anthropo-; homo-; vir-.