heteroicous

adjective
het·​er·​oi·​cous | \ -¦rȯikəs \
variants: or less commonly heteroecious \ -​¦rēshəs How to pronounce heteroicous (audio) \

Definition of heteroicous

: having archegonia and antheridia either on the same branch or on different branches of the same plant — compare paroicous, polyoicous

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History and Etymology for heteroicous

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

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“Heteroicous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heteroicous. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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