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protogynous

[ proh-tuh-jahy-nuhs, -gahy-, proh-toj-uh-nuhs ]

adjective

, Botany.
  1. of or relating to a flower in which the shedding of pollen occurs after the stigma has stopped being receptive; having female sexual organs maturing before the male.


protogynous

/ prəʊˈtɒdʒɪnəs /

adjective

  1. (of plants and hermaphrodite animals) producing female gametes before male ones Compare protandrous


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Derived Forms

  • proˈtogyny, noun
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Example Sentences

Proterogynous or Protogynous, the stigmas first to mature, 116.

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