variants: or androdiecious \ ¦an-​drō-​(ˌ)dī-​¦ē-​shəs \

Definition of androdioecious

: having perfect and staminate flowers on different plants

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Other Words from androdioecious

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 Milius, Science News, 14 Aug. 1999

First Known Use of androdioecious

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for androdioecious

andr- + dioecious, diecious

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“Androdioecious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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