variants or polyoecious
or less commonly polyecious
: having the archegonia and antheridia sometimes on the same plant and sometimes on different plants
polyoicous mosses
polyoicous liverworts
compare heteroicous, paroicous
polyoicously adverb
or polyoeciously
polyoicousness noun
or polyoeciousness
plural -es

Word History


poly- + Greek oikia house + English -ous

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“Polyoicous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyoicous. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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