polyoicous

adjective
poly·​oi·​cous
variants: or polyoecious \ ¦⸗⸗¦ēshəs \ or less commonly polyecious \ ¦⸗⸗¦ēshəs \

Definition of polyoicous

: having the archegonia and antheridia sometimes on the same plant and sometimes on different plants polyoicous mosses polyoicous liverworts — compare heteroicous, paroicous

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Other Words from polyoicous

polyoicously or polyoeciously adverb
polyoicousness or polyoeciousness noun, plural -es

History and Etymology for polyoicous

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 29 Jun. 2022.

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