Definition of proterandrous in English:

proterandrous

adjective

  • 1Botany= "protandrous".

  • 2Zoology= "protandrous". Also: designating insects in which the emergence of male individuals occurs before the females. Compare proterogynous. rare.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. From protero- + -androus.

Pronunciation

proterandrous

/ˌprəʊtəˈrandrəs/