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synoicous

[si-noi-kuh s] /sɪˈnɔɪ kəs/
adjective, Botany
1.
having male and female flowers on one head, as in many composite plants.
Also, synecious, synoecious
[si-nee-shuh s] /sɪˈni ʃəs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Greek sýnoikos dwelling in the same house, equivalent to syn- syn- + oik- (base of oîkos, oikía house, oikeîn to dwell) + -os adj. suffix; see -ous
Related forms
synoicously, synoeciously, adverb
synoicousness, synoeciousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for synoecious

synoecious

/sɪˈniːʃəs/
adjective
1.
(of a bryophyte) having male and female organs together on a branch, usually mixed at the tip
Word Origin
C19: syn- + -oecious, from Greek oikion diminutive of oikos house
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