plural noun
Di·​oe·​cia | \ dīˈēsh(ē)ə \

Definition of Dioecia

in former classifications
: a class of plants including those having staminate and pistillate flowers on different individuals

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History and Etymology for Dioecia

New Latin, from di- + -oecia

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“Dioecia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dioecia. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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