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monoecious

[muh-nee-shuh s]
adjective
  1. Biology. having both male and female organs in the same individual; hermaphroditic.
  2. Botany. (of a plant, species, etc.) having the stamens and the pistils in separate flowers on the same plant.
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Also monecious.

Origin of monoecious

1755–65; < New Latin (Linnaeus) Monoeci(a) name of the group comprising monoecious plants (equivalent to Greek mon- mon- + oîk(os) house + New Latin -ia -ia) + -ous
Related formsmo·noe·cious·ly, adverbmo·noe·cism [muh-nee-siz-uh m] /məˈni sɪz əm/, mo·noe·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monoecy

monoecious

monecious monoicous (mɒˈnɔɪkəs)

adjective
  1. (of some flowering plants) having the male and female reproductive organs in separate flowers on the same plant
  2. (of some animals and lower plants) hermaphrodite
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Compare dioecious
Derived Formsmonoeciously or moneciously, adverb

Word Origin

C18: from New Latin monoecia, from mono- + Greek oikos house
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monoecy in Medicine

monoecious

adj.
  1. Having unisexual reproductive organs or flowers, with the organs or flowers of both sexes carried on a single plant, as in corn.
  2. Hermaphroditic.
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monoecy in Science

monoecious

[mə-nēshəs]
  1. Having separate male flowers and female flowers on the same plant. Maize and oaks are monoecious plants. Compare dioecious.
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