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monoecious

/mɒˈniːʃəs/
adjective
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
Compare dioecious
Derived Forms
monoeciously, moneciously, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin monoecia, from mono- + Greek oikos house

monoicous

/mɒˈnɔɪkəs/
adjective
1.
a variant of monoecious
Derived Forms
monoicously, adverb
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  • monoicous bryophytes produce both antheridia and archegonia on the same plant body.

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