Dioecious meaning

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Having male flowers on one plant and female flowers on another plant of the same species. The holly and asparagus plants are dioecious.
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(biol.) Having the male reproductive organs in one individual and the female organs in another; having separate sexes.
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(biology) Having the male and female reproductive organs, especially flowers, on different individuals.
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(biology) Having the male and female reproductive organs, especially flowers, on different individuals.
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(botany) Having the male and female reproductive organs on separate plants (of the same species) rather than different parts of the same plant.
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(zoology, rare) Having two distinct sexes.
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Origin of dioecious

  • From New Latin Dioecia former class name di– Greek oikiā a dwelling weik-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • di- +‎ -oecious

    From Wiktionary