autoicous

[aw-toi-kuh s]

adjective Botany.

having the male and female organs on the same plant.

Origin of autoicous

aut- + oic- (< Greek oik-, stem of oîkos house) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for autoicous

autoicous

adjective

(of plants, esp mosses) having male and female reproductive organs on the same plant

Word Origin for autoicous

C19: from auto- + Greek oikos dwelling
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