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[jin-oh-dahy-ee-shuh s, gahy-noh-, jahy-]
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adjective Botany.
  1. having female flowers on one plant and hermaphrodite flowers on another plant of the same species.

Origin of gynodioecious

First recorded in 1875–80; gyno- + dioecious
Related formsgyn·o·di·oe·cious·ly, adverbgy·no·di·oe·cism [jahy-noh-dahy-ee-siz-uh m] /ˌdʒaɪ noʊ daɪˈi sɪz əm/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gynodioecious


  1. (of a plant species) having some individuals bearing female flowers only and others bearing hermaphrodite flowers only
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