diclinous

diclinous

[dahy-kluh-nuhs, dahy-klahy-]
adjective Botany.
1.
(of a plant species, variety, etc.) having the stamens and the pistils in separate flowers, either on the same plant or on different plants; either monoecious or dioecious.
2.
(of a flower) having only stamens or only pistils; unisexual.

Origin:
1820–30; di-1 + Greek klī́n(ē) couch, bed + -ous

diclinism, noun
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diclinous (ˈdaɪklɪnəs, daɪˈklaɪ-)
 
adj
1.  (of flowering plants) bearing unisexual flowers
2.  Compare monoclinous (of flowers) unisexual
 
'diclinism
 
n
 
dicliny
 
n

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diclinous   (dī-klī'nəs)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Bearing imperfect flowers; having carpels and stamens in different flowers. A monoecious plant is diclinous since it bears male and female flowers separately, even though on the same plant. Dioecious plants are also diclinous, since an individual plant will bear flowers of only one sex. Compare monoclinous.

  2. Having only stamens or only pistils; unisexual. Used of flowers.


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