Monoecious meaning

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(bot.) Having separate male flowers and female flowers on the same plant, as in corn.
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(biology) Relating to or exhibiting hermaphroditism; hermaphroditic.
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(zool.) Having both male and female reproductive organs in the same individual; hermaphroditic.
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The definition of monoecious is a plant or animal with both male and female sexual organs or parts.

An example of monoecious is an earthworm.

An example of monoecious is a person with a penis and a vagina.

An example of monoecious is the dragonfruit plant.

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(botany) Having unisexual reproductive organs or flowers, with the organs or flowers of both sexes borne on a single plant, as in pines and corn (maize).
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(botany) Having unisexual reproductive organs or flowers, with the organs or flowers of both sexes borne on a single plant, as in pines and corn (maize).
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(biology) Relating to or exhibiting hermaphroditism; hermaphroditic.
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Having separate male flowers and female flowers on the same plant. Maize and oaks are monoecious plants.
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(botany) That has male and female reproductive organs on different flowers of the same individual plant (rather than on separate individuals).
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(biology) Hermaphroditic.
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Origin of monoecious

  • New Latin Monoecia class name mono– Greek oikiā dwelling weik-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From mono- +"Ž -oecious.

    From Wiktionary