Synoecious
Synoecious Syn*[oe]"cious, a. [Pref. syn- + Gr. ? house.] (Bot.) Having stamens and pistil in the same head, or, in mosses, having antheridia and archegonia on the same receptacle. [1913 Webster]

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  • synoecious — [si nē′shəs] adj. 〚/span> SYN + Gr oikos, house (see ECO ) + OUS〛 Bot. 1. having male and female flowers in the same inflorescence …   Universalium

  • synoecious — [si nē′shəs] adj. [< SYN + Gr oikos, house (see ECO ) + OUS] Bot. 1. having male and female flowers in the same inflorescence 2. having both antheridia and archegonia in the same cluster synoeciously adv …   English World dictionary

  • synoecious — adjective a) With male and female organs in the same structure. Occasional plants of var. viridulus have a synoecious inflorescence but are otherwise typical of the variety. b) unisex <! seems to be a mistaken use of the word The segmentation… …   Wiktionary

  • synoecious — adj. Bot. having male and female organs in the same flower or receptacle. Etymology: SYN after dioecious etc. * * * synoecious / ēˈshəs/ or synoicous / oiˈkəs/ adjective (botany) Having antheridia and archegonia in the same group • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • synoecious — adj. [Gr. synoikos, living in the same house] Producing both male and female gametes …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • synoecious — syn·oe·cious …   English syllables

  • synoecious —   a. having male and female flowers in same inflorescence.    ♦ synoecize, v.t. join together.    ♦ synoecism, n.    ♦ synoecy, n. association of species with benefit to one and neither harm nor benefit to other …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Plant sexuality — Close up of an Echinopsis spachiana flower, showing both carpels (only the styles and stigmas are visible) and stamens, making it a perfect flower. Plant sexuality covers the wide variety of sexual reproduction systems found across the plant… …   Wikipedia

  • syn|e|cious — «sih NEE shuhs», adjective. = synoecious. (Cf. ↑synoecious) …   Useful english dictionary

  • syn|oi|cous — «sih NOY kuhs», adjective. = synoecious. (Cf. ↑synoecious) …   Useful english dictionary

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