less common spelling of monoecious

: having pistillate and staminate flowers on the same plant
: having male and female sex organs in the same individual : hermaphroditic

Examples of monecious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because its monecious, this tree can in many cases pollinate itself with the help of wind, bees and flies and will flower and produce fruit as long as the blooms are undamaged by something like a late frost or an untimely severe storm event (hail and high wind). oregonlive, 25 Oct. 2020 As a member of the monecious family, watermelons produce both male and female flowers on the same plant. Dezimey Kum, USA TODAY, 26 Apr. 2022

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“Monecious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


variant of monoecious

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