From New Latin Dioeciaformer class namedi– Greek oikiāa dwellingweik-1 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
di- + -oecious
Dioecious Sentence Examples
Care should be taken in collecting charae to secure, in the case of dioecious species, specimens of both forms, and also to get when possible the roots of those species on which the small granular starchy bodies or gemmae are found, as in C. fragifera.
A conspicuous example of a dioecious plant is the common aucuba, of which for years only the female plant was known in Britain.