protandrous

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pro·tan·drous

 (prō-tăn′drəs)
adj.
1. Of or relating to an organism, especially a plant, in which the male reproductive organs mature before the female reproductive organs.
2. Of or relating to the earlier arrival of males than of females at a breeding site: protandrous migration.

pro·tan′dry (-drē) n.

protandrous

(prəʊˈtændrəs) or

proterandrous

adj
1. (Botany) (of hermaphrodite or monoecious plants) maturing the anthers before the stigma
2. (Zoology) (of hermaphrodite animals) producing male gametes before female gametes. Compare protogynous
proˈtandry n