Flowering plants in which the sexes are separate; each plant is either male or female and flowers have either stamens or pistils but not both.
Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.
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dioecious — [dī ē′shəs] adj. [< DI 1 + Gr oikos, a house (see ECO ) + OUS] Biol. having the male reproductive organs in one individual and the female organs in another; having separate sexes dioeciously adv. dioecism [dī ē′siz΄əm] n … English World dictionary
Dioecious — Dioecian Di*[oe] cian, Dioecious Di*[oe] cious, a. (Biol.) Having the sexes in two separate individuals; applied to plants in which the female flowers occur on one individual and the male flowers on another of the same species, and to animals in… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
dioecious — adjective Etymology: ultimately from Greek di + oikos Date: 1752 1. having male reproductive organs in one individual and female in another 2. having staminate and pistillate flowers borne on different individuals • dioecism … New Collegiate Dictionary
dioecious — specie sin which the sexes are separate … Dictionary of ichthyology
dioecious — adj. [Gr. dis, twice; oikos, house] Separate sexes; males and females being different individuals; gonochoristic; unisexual; opposed to monoecious … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
dioecious — dioeciously, adv. dioeciousness, n. dioecism /duy ee siz euhm/, n. /duy ee sheuhs/, adj. Biol. (esp. of plants) having the male and female organs in separate and distinct individuals; having separate sexes. Also, diecious. [1740 50; < NL… … Universalium
dioecious — adjective a) Having the male and female reproductive organs on separate plants (of the same species) rather than different parts of the same plant. b) Having two distinct sexes. Ant: monoecious … Wiktionary
dioecious — di·oe·cious (di eґshəs) diecious … Medical dictionary
dioecious — Having male and female reproductive parts on separate plants … Combined glossary of agriculture
dioecious — adj. having male and female sexual organs in different individuals (Biology) … English contemporary dictionary