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[mass noun] The branch of physiology and medicine which deals with diseases and conditions specific to men.
- ‘He is senior lecturer in andrology, University of Sheffield.’
- ‘Leeuwenhoek made groundbreaking observations in andrology by describing spermatozoa.’
- ‘It is a phenomenon noted by the professor, who is a specialist in andrology, the study of male reproductive health.’
Late 19th century: from andro- + -logy.
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