trioecious

or tri·e·cious

[ trahy-ee-shuh s ]
/ traɪˈi ʃəs /

adjective Botany.

of or relating to a species having male, female, and hermaphrodite flowers on different plants.

Nearby words

  1. trinomial,
  2. trinucleotide,
  3. trio,
  4. trio sonata,
  5. triode,
  6. trioeciously,
  7. triol,
  8. triolein,
  9. triolet,
  10. triose

Origin of trioecious

1855–60; < New Latin Trioeci(a) former order name (Greek tri- tri- + oikía, plural of oikíon house, equivalent to oîk(os) house + -ion diminutive suffix) + -ous

Related formstri·oe·cious·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for trioecious

trioecious

triecious

/ (traɪˈiːʃəs) /

adjective

(of a plant species) having male, female, and hermaphrodite flowers in three different plants

Word Origin for trioecious

C18: from New Latin trioecia, from Greek tri- + oikos house

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