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syn- +‎ -oecious


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synoecious (not comparable)

  1. (botany) With male and female organs in the same structure.
    • 1980, Anthony John Edwin Smith & Ruth Smith, The moss flora of Britain and Ireland[1], page 192:
      Occasional plants of var. viridulus have a synoecious inflorescence but are otherwise typical of the variety.
  2. unisex
    • 1972, M. G. Bicchieri, Hunters and gatherers today: a socioeconomic study of eleven such cultures[2], page 309:
      The segmentation of the band is expressed in the arrangement of huts and shelters in synoecious camps; households comprising a segment are clustered close together, but are still an integral part of the whole camp.