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British Dictionary definitions for protandrous

protandrous

adjective
  1. (of hermaphrodite or monoecious plants) maturing the anthers before the stigma
  2. (of hermaphrodite animals) producing male gametes before female gametesCompare protogynous
Derived Formsprotandry, noun
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  • Protandrous or Proterandrous, the anthers first maturing, 116.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray