dioecy

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dioecy in Ilex aquifolium: (above) Holly shoot with flowers from male plant; (top right) male flower enlarged, showing stamens with pollen and reduced, sterile stigma; (below) shoot with flowers from female plant; (lower right) female flower enlarged, showing stigma and reduced, sterile stamens (staminodes) with no pollen

Etymology[edit]

from Greek, "two households"

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Noun[edit]

dioecy ‎(uncountable)

  1. (botany) The condition of being dioecious, namely having separate genders, especially of plants.

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