- (biology) In a dioecious manner.
- A dioeciously hermaphrodite plant has flowers structurally perfect, but practically dioecious, those on one plant producing no pollen, and those on another no ovules.
dioecious + -ly
Variant of dioecious
Biol. having the male reproductive organs in one individual and the female organs in another; having separate sexes
Origin of dioecious; from di- + Classical Greek oikos, a house (see eco-) + -ous