monoecious

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

\mə-ˈnē-shəs, mä-\

Definition of monoecious

  1. 1 :  having pistillate and staminate flowers on the same plant

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

Origin and Etymology of monoecious

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


First Known Use: 1761


Medical Dictionary

monoecious

adjective mo·noe·cious
variants: also

monecious

\mə-ˈnē-shəs, (ˈ)mä-\play

Medical Definition of monoecious

  1. :  having male and female sex organs in the same individual

monoeciously

adverb

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