proterogynous etymology

English word proterogynous comes from English -ous, English protero- (First, earliest, early.), English -gyny

Detailed word origin of proterogynous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ous English (eng) (chemistry) Used in chemical nomenclature to name chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a lower oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ic. For example sulphuric acid (H2SO4) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H2SO3). See Inorganic nomenclature.. Used to form adjectives from nouns, to denote possession or [...]
protero- English (eng) First, earliest, early.
-gyny English (eng) (botany) a situation with respect to female plant organs. (botany) having a specified number or type of female plant organs. The state of having a specific number of wives.
proterogynous English (eng) (botany) Having the pistil come to maturity before the stamens; protogynous.

Words with the same origin as proterogynous

Descendants of -ous
advantageous analogy autonomous cancerous courageous courteous delirious flirtatious gorge gorgeous incestuous instantaneous miscellaneous momentous monotonous murderous nauseous outrageous poisonous sensuous simultaneous spontaneous squeamish synonymous thunderous
Descendants of protero-
Proterozoic proterodynamic proteroglyph proterokinetic
Descendants of -gyny
androgyny epigyny monogyny philogyny protogyny