autoicous

adjective
au·​toi·​cous | \(ˈ)ȯ¦tȯikəs, (ˈ)ȯt¦ȯi-\
variants: or less commonly autoecious

Definition of autoicous 

: having male and female organs on the same plant but on separate branches certain mosses are autoicous — compare dioicous, paroicous, synoicous

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First Known Use of autoicous

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autoicous

aut- + -oicous, -oecious (from Greek oikos dwelling + English -ous)

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