dioecism
noun see dioecious

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  • Dioecism — Dioecism, dioikismos, dioecismus, can mean: Dioecism, the removal from a city of its formerly subordinate constituents, the opposite of Synoecism Dioecism, the botanical condition of being dioecious, dioecy Dioecism, a type of biological sex… …   Wikipedia

  • Dioecism — Di*[oe] cism, n. (Biol.) The condition of being di[oe]cious. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dioecism — See dioeciously. * * * …   Universalium

  • dioecism — di·oe·cism …   English syllables

  • dioecism — dīˈēˌsizəm noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary dioec (from New Latin Dioecia) + ism : the condition of being dioecious * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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  • 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

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  • 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

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