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[proh-tuh-jahy-nuh s, -gahy-, proh-toj-uh-nuh s] /ˌproʊ təˈdʒaɪ nəs, -ˈgaɪ-, proʊˈtɒdʒ ə nəs/
adjective, Botany.
of or relating to a flower in which the shedding of pollen occurs after the stigma has stopped being receptive; having female sex organs maturing before the male.
Also, proterogynous [proh-ter-uh-jahy-nuh s, -gahy-, proh-tuh-roj-uh-nuh s] /ˌproʊ tər əˈdʒaɪ nəs, -ˈgaɪ-, ˌproʊ təˈrɒdʒ ə nəs/ (Show IPA). Unabridged
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(of plants and hermaphrodite animals) producing female gametes before male ones Compare protandrous
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protogyny, noun
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