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protogynous

[proh-tuh-jahy-nuh s, -gahy-, proh-toj-uh-nuh s] /ˌproʊ təˈdʒaɪ nəs, -ˈgaɪ-, proʊˈtɒdʒ ə nəs/
adjective, Botany
1.
of or pertaining 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.
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protogynous

/prəʊˈtɒdʒɪnəs/
adjective
1.
(of plants and hermaphrodite animals) producing female gametes before male ones Compare protandrous
Derived Forms
protogyny, noun
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