protogyny etymology

English word protogyny comes from English proto-, English -gyny

Detailed word origin of protogyny

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
proto- English (eng) (chemistry) Relating to protons and/or positive charge.. (linguistics, genetics) most recent common ancestor (often hypothetical) of. First.
-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.
protogyny English (eng) (biology) The condition in which an organism begins life as a female and then changes into a male.. (botany) The condition of flowers whose female parts mature before the male ones.

Words with the same origin as protogyny

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 -gyny
androgyny epigyny monogyny philogyny proterogynous