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synoicous

[ si-noi-kuhs ]
/ sɪˈnɔɪ kəs /
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adjective Botany.
having male and female flowers on one head, as in many composite plants.
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Also synecious, syn·oe·cious [si-nee-shuhs]. /sɪˈni ʃəs/.

Origin of synoicous

1860–65; <Greek sýnoikos dwelling in the same house, equivalent to syn-syn- + oik- (base of oîkos, oikía house, oikeîn to dwell) + -os adj. suffix; see -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM synoicous

syn·oi·cous·ly, syn·oe·cious·ly, adverbsyn·oi·cous·ness, syn·oe·cious·ness, noun
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