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triecious

[trahy-ee-shuh s] /traɪˈi ʃəs/
adjective, Botany.
Related forms
trieciously, adverb

trioecious

or triecious

[trahy-ee-shuh s] /traɪˈi ʃəs/
adjective, Botany.
1.
of or relating to a species having male, female, and hermaphrodite flowers on different plants.
Origin of trioecious
1855-1860
1855-60; < New Latin Trioeci(a) former order name (Greek tri- tri- + oikía, plural of oikíon house, equivalent to oîk(os) house + -ion diminutive suffix) + -ous
Related forms
trioeciously, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for triecious

triecious

/traɪˈiːʃəs/
adjective
1.
a variant spelling of trioecious

trioecious

/traɪˈiːʃəs/
adjective
1.
(of a plant species) having male, female, and hermaphrodite flowers in three different plants
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin trioecia, from Greek tri- + oikos house
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