monoecious

adjective
mon·​oe·​cious | \ mə-ˈnē-shəs How to pronounce monoecious (audio) , 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

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The first known use of monoecious was in 1761

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“Monoecious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monoecious. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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monoecious

adjective
mo·​noe·​cious
variants: also monecious \ mə-​ˈnē-​shəs, (ˈ)mä-​ How to pronounce monecious (audio) \

Medical Definition of monoecious

: having male and female sex organs in the same individual

Other Words from monoecious

monoeciously adverb

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