- Dioeciousness Di*[oe]"cious*ness, n. (Biol.) The state or quality of being di[oe]cious. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
Look at other dictionaries:
Effective population size — In population genetics, the concept of effective population size N e was introduced by the American geneticist Sewall Wright, who wrote two landmark papers on it (Wright 1931, 1938). He defined it as the number of breeding individuals in an… … Wikipedia
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