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diecious

[dahy-ee-shuh s]
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adjective Biology.
  1. dioecious.
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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.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for diecious

diecious

adjective
  1. a variant spelling of dioecious
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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
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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
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diecious in Medicine

diecious

(dī-ēshəs)
adj.
  1. Variant ofdioecious

dioecious


diecious in Science

dioecious

[dī-ēshəs]
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