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

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

androgenize, androgenized
1. Subjected to the production or presence of an excess of androgen in the female.
2. Normally virilized, as in the male.
Treatment with androgenic hormones, such as testosterone.
1. Pertaining to the production of exclusively male offspring [adjective form of androgenesis].
2. Pertaining to the preferential production of male offspring.
Pertaining or tending to the production of male rather than female offspring.
A spermatogenic cell.
androgygreed (androgyny + greed) (s) (noun), androgygreeds (pl)
The concept that; especially, at the corporate executive level, the two genders will equally demonstrate avarice, savagery, unbridled competition, etc.: Androgygreeds involve the notion that female lawyers and politicians are fit counterparts to their male colleagues.
Combining all of the coarseness of the one sex with all of the weaknesses of the other.
After the manner of hermaphrodites [a plant or animal having both male and female reproductive organs and secondary sexual characteristics or a person who has both male and female elements of genital structure and both male and female secondary sexual characteristics].
Applied to flowers in which both stamens and pistils are developed into petals, as in the double narcissus.
androgyne, androgyneity, androgynism, androgyny
1. The unity of the physical characters of both sexes; a hermaphrodite.
2. A female pseudohermaphrodite.
3. A person who displays a mixture of female and male roles.
4. Female pseudohermaphroditism [a genetic and gonadal female, with partial masculinization; also known as female intersex].
Pertaining to androgyny; having both male and female characteristics.
androgynoid (adjective), more androgynoid, most androgynoid
A reference to a male resembling a female; or possessing female features.
androgynous, androgynus, androgynic, androgyne, androgynism
1. Uniting the (physical) characteristics of both sexes, at once male and female; hermaphrodite.
2. A reference to men who are considered "womanish, effeminate".
3. Pertaining to or characterized by female pseudohermaphroditism.
4. Pertaining to a state of phenotypic ambiguity with respect to sexual characteristics.
5. Having both masculine and feminine characteristics, as in attitudes and behaviors that contain features of stereotyped, culturally sanctioned sexual roles of both male and female.
6. In botany, bearing both stamens and pistils in the same flower, or on the same plant.
1. Having both masculine and feminine characteristics, as in attitudes and behaviors that contain features of stereotyped, culturally sanctioned sexual roles of both male and female.
2. Female pseudohermaphroditism.
3. A physical state of sexual ambiguity.
android (s) (noun), androids (pl)
1. Resembling a man; manlike (such as a robot); andromorphous.
2. An automaton resembling a man; manlike.
3. In science fiction, a robot that looks and behaves like a human being; especially, a man.

An android is working for andric human.

This is an example of an android who is working for an andric human. For the female equivalent, see gynoid.

The origin of the word robot

In 1920, a Czech playwright, Karel Capek, wrote R.U.R., a play in which automata are mass-produced by an Englishman named Rossum. The automata are meant to do the world’s work and to make a better life for human beings, but in the end they rebeled, wiped out humanity, and started a new race of intelligent life.

Rossum comes from a Czech word, rozum, meaning "reason"; and R.U.R. stands for "Rossum’s Universal Robots", where robot is a Czech word for "worker", with the implication of involuntary servitude, so that it might be translated as "serf" or "slave".

The popularity of the play threw the old term "automaton" out of use. The new term, "robot" has replaced it in every language, so that now a robot is commonly thought of as any artificial device (often pictured in at least vaguely human form) that will perform functions ordinarily thought to be appropriate for human beings.

New Guide to Science by Isaac Asimov;
New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1984, p. 866.

Despite what many people think, all robots are not androids! They may be observed as androids if they have the appearance of being masculine; however, if they show feminine characteristics, then they should be considered gynoids; as shown at this link. Of course, if a robot does not show masculine nor feminine features, then it probably should be called by its neuterized term of robot (neither feminine nor masculine). We can also create a new word: neuteroid. So, we now have three gender-characterized robots: androids, gynoids, and neuteroids.

After coming up with the neuteroid idea, a Google search was made to see if the word existed; and, what do you know, there was ONE and only one neuteroid reference which happened to be a science-fiction story created by an anonymous writer at the University of Missouri Rolla, "Missouri's Premier Technological Research University".

A current attempt to see the story via a link resulted in finding out that it no longer exists!

The writer made the same distinctions between android, gynoid, and neuteroid; just as it has been presented in this section.

Quiz button If you would like to take a self-scoring quiz over some of the words in this section, then click on the Andro-Quiz so you can see how much you know about these "andro" words.

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