protogynous

[ proh-tuh-jahy-nuh s, -gahy-, proh-toj-uh-nuh s ]
/ ˌproʊ təˈdʒaɪ nəs, -ˈgaɪ-, proʊˈtɒdʒ ə nəs /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. protoduodenum,
  2. protogalaxy,
  3. protogenia,
  4. protogenic,
  5. protogeometric,
  6. protohistory,
  7. protohuman,
  8. protolanguage,
  9. protolithic,
  10. protolog

Also pro·te·ro·gy·nous [proh-ter-uh-jahy-nuh s, -gahy-, proh-tuh-roj-uh-nuh s] /ˌproʊ tər əˈdʒaɪ nəs, -ˈgaɪ-, ˌproʊ təˈrɒdʒ ə nəs/.

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British Dictionary definitions for protogynous

protogynous

/ (prəʊˈtɒdʒɪnəs) /

adjective

(of plants and hermaphrodite animals) producing female gametes before male onesCompare protandrous
Derived Formsprotogyny, noun

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