dioecious

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EtymologyEdit

di- +‎ -oecious

AdjectiveEdit

dioecious (not comparable)

  1. (botany) Having the male and female reproductive organs on separate plants (of the same species) rather than different parts of the same plant.
  2. (zoology, rare) Having two distinct sexes.

Usage notesEdit

This term is mainly used of species in the plant kingdom. The corresponding term in zoology is gonochoristic.

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Last modified on 8 October 2013, at 14:58