Dioecian Di*[oe]"cian, Dioecious Di*[oe]"cious, a. (Biol.) Having the sexes in two separate individuals; -- applied to plants in which the female flowers occur on one individual and the male flowers on another of the same species, and to animals in which the ovum is produced by one individual and the sperm cell by another; -- opposed to {mon[oe]cious}. [1913 Webster]

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  • dioecious — [dī ē′shəs] adj. [< DI 1 + Gr oikos, a house (see ECO ) + OUS] Biol. having the male reproductive organs in one individual and the female organs in another; having separate sexes dioeciously adv. dioecism [dī ē′siz΄əm] n …   English World dictionary

  • dioecious — adjective Etymology: ultimately from Greek di + oikos Date: 1752 1. having male reproductive organs in one individual and female in another 2. having staminate and pistillate flowers borne on different individuals • dioecism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dioecious — specie sin which the sexes are separate …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • dioecious — adj. [Gr. dis, twice; oikos, house] Separate sexes; males and females being different individuals; gonochoristic; unisexual; opposed to monoecious …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • dioecious — Flowering plants in which the sexes are separate; each plant is either male or female and flowers have either stamens or pistils but not both …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • dioecious — dioeciously, adv. dioeciousness, n. dioecism /duy ee siz euhm/, n. /duy ee sheuhs/, adj. Biol. (esp. of plants) having the male and female organs in separate and distinct individuals; having separate sexes. Also, diecious. [1740 50; < NL… …   Universalium

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

  • dioecious — di·oe·cious (di eґshəs) diecious …   Medical dictionary

  • dioecious — Having male and female reproductive parts on separate plants …   Combined glossary of agriculture

  • dioecious — adj. having male and female sexual organs in different individuals (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

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