dioecious plant

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dioecious Possessing male and female flowers or other reproductive organs on separate, unisexual, individual plants. See also ANDROECIUM; Compare MONOECIOUS.

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dioecious plant (dīē´shəs), plant in which the male and female reproductive structures are found in different individuals, as distinct from a monoecious plant (see hermaphrodite), in which they are found in the same individual.

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dioecious (bot.) having the two sexes in separate individuals. XVIII. f. DI- 2 + Gr. oîkos house; see -IOUS.

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dioecious Describing plant species that have male and female flowers on separate plants. Examples of dioecious plants are willows. Compare monoecious.

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dioecious Possessing male and female flowers or other reproductive organs on separate, unisexual, individual plants. Compare monoecious.

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dioecious Possessing male and female reproductive organs in separate, unisexual, individual animals. Compare MONOECIOUS.