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dioecious

[dahy-ee-shuh s] /daɪˈi ʃəs/
adjective, Biology
1.
(especially of plants) having the male and female organs in separate and distinct individuals; having separate sexes.
Also, diecious.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; < Neo-Latin Dioeci(a) a class name (di- di-1 + Greek oikía a house, dwelling, spelling variant of oîkos) + -ous
Related forms
dioeciously, adverb
dioeciousness, noun
dioecism
[dahy-ee-siz-uh m] /daɪˈi sɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dioeciously

dioecious

/daɪˈiːʃəs/
adjective
1.
(of some plants) having the male and female reproductive organs in separate flowers on separate plants Compare monoecious
Derived Forms
dioeciously, dieciously, dioicously, adverb
dioeciousness, dieciousness, dioicousness, noun
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin Dioecia name of class, from di1 + Greek oikia house, dwelling
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dioeciously in Medicine

dioecious di·oe·cious or di·e·cious (dī-ē'shəs)
adj.
Of or relating to organisms, especially plants, having the male and female reproductive organs borne on separate individuals of the same species; sexually distinct.

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dioeciously in Science
dioecious
  (dī-ē'shəs)   
Having male flowers on one plant and female flowers on another plant of the same species. The holly and asparagus plants are dioecious. Compare monoecious.
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