dioecious


di·oe·cious

adjective \(ˌ)dī-ˈē-shəs\

Definition of DIOECIOUS

1
:  having male reproductive organs in one individual and female in another
2
:  having staminate and pistillate flowers borne on different individuals
di·oe·cism \-ˈē-ˌsi-zəm\ noun
di·oe·cy \ˈdī-ˌē-sē\ noun

Origin of DIOECIOUS

ultimately from Greek di- + oikos
First Known Use: 1752

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