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an·dro·cen·tric

 (ăn′drō-sĕn′trĭk)
adj.
Centered or focused on men, often to the neglect or exclusion of women: an androcentric view of history; an androcentric health-care system.

an′dro·cen′trism n.
an′dro·cen′trist n.

androcentric

(ˌændrəʊˈsɛntrɪk)
adj
having or regarding man or the male sex as central or primary
ˌandroˈcentrism n
Translations

androcentric

[ˌændrəʊˈsɛntrik] ADJandrocéntrico
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