trioecious

trioecious

[trahy-ee-shuhs]
adjective Botany.
of or pertaining to a species having male, female, and hermaphrodite flowers on different plants.
Also, triecious.


Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin Trioeci(a) former order name (Greek tri- tri- + oikía, plural of oikíon house, equivalent to oîk(os) house + -ion diminutive suffix) + -ous

trioeciously, adverb
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trioecious or triecious (traɪˈiːʃəs)
 
adj
(of a plant species) having male, female, and hermaphrodite flowers in three different plants
 
[C18: from New Latin trioecia, from Greek tri- + oikos house]
 
triecious or triecious
 
adj
 
[C18: from New Latin trioecia, from Greek tri- + oikos house]

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