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Related to Gonochorism: protogyny


n.1.Separation of the sexes in different individuals; - opposed to hermaphroditism.
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The sex of bivalves is categorized into gonochorism and hermaphroditism just as in other sexual reproduction organisms.
The sex allocation pattern of various populations of spotted sand bass are thought to vary from functional gonochorism to strict protogyny.
Our conclusion about gonochorism emphasizes function; in other words, all individuals reproduce exclusively as either male or female during their lives (Sadovy de Mitcheson and Liu, 2008).