monoecy

monoecious

[muh-nee-shuhs]
adjective
1.
Biology. having both male and female organs in the same individual; hermaphroditic.
2.
Botany. (of a plant, species, etc.) having the stamens and the pistils in separate flowers on the same plant.
Also, monecious.


Origin:
1755–65; < Neo-Latin (Linnaeus) Monoeci(a) name of the group comprising monoecious plants (equivalent to Greek mon- mon- + oîk(os) house + Neo-Latin -ia -ia) + -ous

monoeciously, adverb
monoecism [muh-nee-siz-uhm] , monoecy, noun
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monoecious, monecious or monoicous (mɒˈniːʃəs, mɒˈnɔɪkəs)
 
adj
1.  (of some flowering plants) having the male and female reproductive organs in separate flowers on the same plant
2.  (of some animals and lower plants) hermaphrodite
 
[C18: from New Latin monoecia, from mono- + Greek oikos house]
 
monecious, monecious or monoicous
 
adj
 
[C18: from New Latin monoecia, from mono- + Greek oikos house]
 
monoicous, monecious or monoicous
 
adj
 
[C18: from New Latin monoecia, from mono- + Greek oikos house]
 
mo'noeciously, monecious or monoicous
 
adv
 
mo'neciously, monecious or monoicous
 
adv

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monoecious mo·noe·cious or mo·ne·cious (mə-nē'shəs)
adj.

  1. Having unisexual reproductive organs or flowers, with the organs or flowers of both sexes carried on a single plant, as in corn.

  2. Hermaphroditic.

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monoecious   (mə-nē'shəs)  Pronunciation Key 
Having separate male flowers and female flowers on the same plant. Maize and oaks are monoecious plants. Compare dioecious.
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