Protogynous
Protogynous \Pro*tog"y*nous\, a. [Proto + Gr. gynh` a woman.] (Bot.) Same as {Proterogynous}. [1913 Webster]

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  • protogynous — adjective for protogyny or a proterogynous hermaphrodite …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • protogynous — pro·to·gy·nous (prō tə jīʹnəs, gīʹ ) adj. Of or relating to a flower in which the stigma is receptive before the pollen is shed from the anthers of the same flower.   pro·togʹy·ny (prō tŏjʹə nē) n. * * * …   Universalium

  • protogynous — adjective a) Exhibiting protogyny. b) Whose female parts (stigma) becomes mature before the male ones (anthers). Ant: protandrous …   Wiktionary

  • protogynous — Hermaphrodites that function as females before males [Butler, T.H.]. Hermaphroditic condition with female elements maturing and being released before maturation of male elements [McLaughlin, 1980]. Used of hermaphroditism when the functional… …   Crustacea glossary

  • protogynous — [prəʊ tɒdʒɪnəs] adjective Botany & Zoology (of a hermaphrodite flower or animal) having the female reproductive organs come to maturity before the male. The opposite of protandrous. Derivatives protogyny noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • protogynous — pro·to·gy·nous …   English syllables

  • protogynous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Protogynous hermaphrodite — A protogynous hermaphrodite is an animal that begins its life cycle as a female. As the animal ages, based on internal or external triggers, it shifts sex to become a male animal. Many fish, such as the gag grouper, undergo just such a… …   Wikipedia

  • protogynous hermaphrodite — A hermaphrodite that functions first as a female and then transforms into a male; see protandrous hermaphrodite …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • monandry — protogynous hermaphrodites among which all males are sex reversed females. See also diandry …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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