protandrous etymology

English word protandrous comes from English proto-, English -androus

Detailed word origin of protandrous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
proto- English (eng) (chemistry) Relating to protons and/or positive charge.. (linguistics, genetics) most recent common ancestor (often hypothetical) of. First.
-androus English (eng) (botany) having a specified number of stamens. Having the specified number of husbands.
protandrous English (eng) (biology) Exhibiting protandry.. (botany) Whose male parts (antheridia) release their spermatozoids before the female parts (archegonia) mature.. (botany) Whose male parts (anthers) becomes mature before the female ones (stigma).

Words with the same origin as protandrous

Descendants of proto-
Proto-Albanian Proto-Austric Proto-Semitic protagon proto protoaspidistrin protobulge protocanonical protocerebral protochlorophyllide protocorm protoculture protodeacon protofeminist protoflexus protogalaxy protogenic protometal protomodernism protooncogenic protoscience protosolar protosun prototype protowriting
Descendants of -androus
anandrous diandrous gynandrous monandrous polyandrous