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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about monoecious

Time Traveler for monoecious

Time Traveler

The first known use of monoecious was in 1761

See more words from the same year

Statistics for monoecious

Cite this Entry

“Monoecious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monoecious. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for monoecious

monoecious

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

Medical Definition of monoecious

: having male and female sex organs in the same individual

Other Words from monoecious

monoeciously adverb

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

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!