synoicous

[ si-noi-kuh s ]
/ sɪˈnɔɪ kəs /

adjective Botany.

having male and female flowers on one head, as in many composite plants.

Nearby words

  1. synodic,
  2. synodic month,
  3. synoecious,
  4. synoeciously,
  5. synoekete,
  6. synonychia,
  7. synonym,
  8. synonym dictionary,
  9. synonymist,
  10. synonymity

Also synecious, syn·oe·cious [si-nee-shuh s] /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

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

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