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monoecious
1. Applied to an organism in which separate male and female organs occur on the same individual (e.g. to a plant which bears male and female reproductive structures in the same flower or separate male and female flowers on the same plant, or to a hermaphrodite animal). Some authors restrict the term botanically to plants with separate male and female flowers; plants which bear male and female reproductive organs in the same flower are then called hermaphrodite. See also androecious and unisexual flower; compare dioecious.

2. Applied to a parasite (see parasitism) that utilizes only one host. Compare heteroecious.

monoecious

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monoecious Applied to an organism in which separate male and female organs occur on the same individual (e.g. to a plant which bears male and female reproductive structures in the same flower or separate male and female flowers on the same plant. Some authors restrict the term to plants with separate male and female flowers; plants that bear male and female reproductive organs in the same flower are then called hermaphrodite. See also ANDROECIUM and UNISEXUAL FLOWER. Compare DIOECIOUS.

monoecious

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monoecious Describing plant species that have separate male and female flowers on the same plant. Examples of monoecious plants are maize and birch. Compare dioecious.

monoecious

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monoecious Applied to an organism in which separate male and female organs occur on the same individual: e.g. to an hermaphrodite animal. Compare DIOECIOUS.