DIOECIOUSLY

dioecious

[dahy-ee-shuhs]
adjective Biology.
(especially of plants) having the male and female organs in separate and distinct individuals; having separate sexes.
Also, diecious.


Origin:
1740–50; < Neo-Latin Dioeci(a) a class name (di- di-1 + Greek oikía a house, dwelling, spelling variant of oîkos) + -ous

dioeciously, adverb
dioeciousness, noun
dioecism [dahy-ee-siz-uhm] , noun
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dioecious, diecious or dioicous (daɪˈiːʃəs, daɪˈɔɪkəs)
 
adj
Compare monoecious (of some plants) having the male and female reproductive organs in separate flowers on separate plants
 
[C18: from New Latin Dioecia name of class, from di1 + Greek oikia house, dwelling]
 
diecious, diecious or dioicous
 
adj
 
[C18: from New Latin Dioecia name of class, from di1 + Greek oikia house, dwelling]
 
dioicous, diecious or dioicous
 
adj
 
[C18: from New Latin Dioecia name of class, from di1 + Greek oikia house, dwelling]
 
di'oeciously, diecious or dioicous
 
adv
 
di'eciously, diecious or dioicous
 
adv
 
di'oicously, diecious or dioicous
 
adv
 
di'oeciousness, diecious or dioicous
 
n
 
di'eciousness, diecious or dioicous
 
n
 
di'oicousness, diecious or dioicous
 
n

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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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dioecious   (dī-ē'shəs)  Pronunciation Key 
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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