[ si-noi-kuh s ]
/ sɪˈnɔɪ kəs /
having male and female flowers on one head, as in many composite plants.
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Also synecious, syn·oe·cious [si-nee-shuh s] /sɪˈni ʃəs/.
Origin of synoicous
OTHER WORDS FROM synoicoussyn·oi·cous·ly, syn·oe·cious·ly, adverbsyn·oi·cous·ness, syn·oe·cious·ness, noun
Words nearby synoicous
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British Dictionary definitions for synoecious
synecious synoicous (sɪˈnɔɪkəs)
/ (sɪˈniːʃəs) /
(of a bryophyte) having male and female organs together on a branch, usually mixed at the tip
Word Origin for synoecious
C19: syn- + -oecious, from Greek oikion diminutive of oikos house
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