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dioecious

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adjective di·oe·cious \(ˌ)dī-ˈē-shəs\

Definition of dioecious

  1. 1 :  having male reproductive organs in one individual and female in another

  2. 2 :  having staminate and pistillate flowers borne on different individuals

di·oe·cism play \-ˈē-ˌsi-zəm\ noun
di·oe·cy play \ˈdī-ˌē-sē\ noun


Origin of dioecious

ultimately from Greek di- + oikos


First Known Use: 1752


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