Origin of dioeciousfrom di- + Classical Greek oikos, a house (see eco-) + -ous
Origin of dioeciousFrom New Latin Dioecia former class name di- 1Greek oikiā a dwelling ; see weik-1 in Indo-European roots.
This term is mainly used of species in the plant kingdom. The corresponding term in zoology is gonochoristic.
di- + -oecious
dioecious - Medical Definition
also diecious (dī-ē′shəs)
- di·oe′cism (-sĭz′əm)
- di′oe′cy (-sē)