monoecious

adjective
mon·oe·cious | \mə-ˈnē-shəs, mä-\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of monoecious 

1 : having pistillate and staminate flowers on the same plant

2 : having male and female sex organs in the same individual : hermaphroditic

First Known Use of monoecious

1761, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for monoecious

ultimately from Greek mon- + oikos house — more at vicinity

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about monoecious

Share monoecious

Statistics for monoecious

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for monoecious

The first known use of monoecious was in 1761

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for monoecious

monoecious

adjective
mo·noe·cious
variants: also monecious \mə-ˈnē-shəs, (ˈ)mä- \

Medical Definition of monoecious 

: having male and female sex organs in the same individual

Other Words from monoecious

monoeciously adverb

Comments on monoecious

What made you want to look up monoecious? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!