Monoecious
Monoecious Mo*n[oe]"cious, a. (Biol.) Having the sexes united in one individual, as when male and female flowers grow upon the same individual plant; hermaphrodite; -- opposed to {di[oe]cious}. [1913 Webster]

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  • monoecious — [mō nē′shəs, mənē′shəs] adj. [< MON(O) + Gr oikos, a house (see ECO ) + IOUS] 1. Bot. having separate male flowers and female flowers on the same plant, as in corn 2. Zool. having both male and female reproductive organs in the same… …   English World dictionary

  • monoecious — monoeciously, adv. monoecism /meuh nee siz euhm/, monoecy, n. /meuh nee sheuhs/, adj. 1. Biol. having both male and female organs in the same individual; hermaphroditic. 2. Bot. (of a plant, species, etc.) having the stamens and the pistils in… …   Universalium

  • monoecious — mo•noe•cious or monecious [[t]məˈni ʃəs[/t]] adj. 1) bot having the stamens and the pistils in separate flowers on the same plant 2) dvl having both male and female organs in the same individual; hermaphroditic • Etymology: 1755–65; < NL… …   From formal English to slang

  • monoecious — also monecious adjective Etymology: ultimately from Greek mon + oikos house more at vicinity Date: 1761 1. having pistillate and staminate flowers on the same plant 2. having male and female sex organs in the same individual ; hermaphroditic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • monoecious — adj. [Gr. monos, one; oikos, house] Having two kinds of gametes produced by the same individual; hermaphrodite; ambisexual; monoecism n; see dioecious …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • monoecious — adjective a) Having the male and female reproductive organs on different parts of the same plant rather than on separate plants (of the same species) b) hermaphroditic Ant: dioecious …   Wiktionary

  • monoecious — mo·noe·cious also mo·ne·cious mə nē shəs, ( )mä adj having male and female sex organs in the same individual mo·noe·cious·ly adv * * * mo·noe·cious (mo neґshəs) [mono + Gr. oikos house] having reproductive organs typical of both sexes in a… …   Medical dictionary

  • monoecious — adj. hermaphroditic, having both male and female reproductive organs (in the same person or same plant) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monoecious — [mə ni:ʃəs] adjective Biology (of a plant or invertebrate animal) having both the male and female reproductive organs in the same individual; hermaphrodite. Compare with dioecious. Derivatives monoecy noun Origin C18: from mod. L. Monoecia… …   English new terms dictionary

  • monoecious — mo·noe·cious …   English syllables

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