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autoicous

[ aw-toi-kuhs ]
/ ɔˈtɔɪ kəs /
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adjective Botany.
having the male and female organs on the same plant.
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Origin of autoicous

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

autoicous
/ (ɔːˈtɔɪkəs) /

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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