androdioecious

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

androdiecious

\¦an-drō-(ˌ)dī-¦ē-shəs\

Definition of androdioecious

  1. :  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 Milius, Science News, 14 Aug. 1999

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Origin and Etymology of androdioecious

andr- + dioecious, diecious


First Known Use: 1878


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