Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

diecious

[dahy-ee-shuh s]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
adjective Biology.
  1. dioecious.
Related formsdi·e·cious·ly, adverb

dioecious

or di·e·cious

[dahy-ee-shuh s]
adjective Biology.
  1. (especially of plants) having the male and female organs in separate and distinct individuals; having separate sexes.

Origin of dioecious

1740–50; < New Latin Dioeci(a) a class name (di- di-1 + Greek oikía a house, dwelling, spelling variant of oîkos) + -ous
Related formsdi·oe·cious·ly, adverbdi·oe·cious·ness, noundi·oe·cism [dahy-ee-siz-uh m] /daɪˈi sɪz əm/, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for diecious

diecious

adjective
  1. a variant spelling of dioecious
Derived Formsdieciously, adverb

dioecious

diecious dioicous (daɪˈɔɪkəs)

adjective
  1. (of some plants) having the male and female reproductive organs in separate flowers on separate plantsCompare monoecious
Derived Formsdioeciously, dieciously or dioicously, adverbdioeciousness, dieciousness or dioicousness, noun

Word Origin

C18: from New Latin Dioecia name of class, from di 1 + Greek oikia house, dwelling
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

diecious in Medicine

diecious

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Variant ofdioecious

dioecious

adj.
  1. Of or relating to organisms, especially plants, having the male and female reproductive organs borne on separate individuals of the same species; sexually distinct.

diecious in Science

dioecious

[dī-ēshəs]
  1. Having male flowers on one plant and female flowers on another plant of the same species. The holly and asparagus plants are dioecious. Compare monoecious.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • About
  • Cookies, Terms, & Privacy
© 2018 Dictionary.com, LLC.