dioecious

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Etymology[edit]

di- +‎ -oecious

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /daɪ̯ˈiːʃəs/

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dioecious (not comparable)

  1. (botany) Having the male and female reproductive organs on separate plants (of the same species) rather than different parts of the same plant.
  2. (zoology, rare) Having two distinct sexes.

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This term is mainly used of species in the plant kingdom. The corresponding term in zoology is gonochoristic.

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