androdioecious

adjective an·dro·di·oe·cious
variants: or androdiecious \¦an-drō-(ˌ)dī-¦ē-shəs\

Definition of androdioecious

:having perfect and staminate flowers on different plants

androdioecism

\ˌan-drō-ˌdī-ˈē-ˌsi-zəm\ noun

androdioecy

\ˌan-drō-ˈdī-ˌē-sē\ noun
    • They estimate that less than 1 percent of flowering plants have both hermaphroditic and male plants, a mating system called androdioecy.
    • —Susan MiliusScience News14 Aug. 1999

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Origin and Etymology of androdioecious

andr- + dioecious, diecious


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