One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Protandry (and the less frequent, opposite pattern called protogyny) may occur for different reasons in different taxa.’
- ‘This fish species exhibits protogyny (females are capable of becoming males).’
- ‘At the extreme, true prolificacy leads to protogyny whereas normal maize shows protandry.’
- ‘Sequential hermaphroditism (functioning as male during one life phase and as female during another) is common in marine fishes, with protogyny (sex change from female to male) predominating.’
- ‘However, the form of dichogamy (protogyny and protandry) is likely to have different consequences for autogamy versus geitonogamy.’
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