Diclinous meaning

dī-klīnəs
Having stamens and pistils in separate flowers.

A diclinous plant.

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(bot.) Having the stamens and pistils in separate flowers.
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Bearing imperfect flowers; having carpels and stamens in different flowers. A monoecious plant is diclinous since it bears male and female flowers separately, even though on the same plant. Dioecious plants are also diclinous, since an individual plant will bear flowers of only one sex.
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Having only stamens or only pistils; unisexual. Used of flowers.
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(botany, dated) Unisexual.
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Origin of diclinous

  • di– Greek klīnē bed, couch klei- in Indo-European roots –ous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition