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- n. The condition in which an organism begins life as a female and then changes into a male.
- n. The condition of flowers whose female parts mature before the male ones.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, same as proterogyny. See the quotation under protandry.
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In some grasses the stamens mature earlier, (= protandry =) while in others the stigmas protrude long before the stamens (= protogyny =).
Two categories of dichogamy are protandry, the transition from male to female, and protogyny, the transition from female to male.