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unisexual

[ yoo-nuh-sek-shoo-uhl ]
/ ˌyu nəˈsɛk ʃu əl /
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adjective
of or relating to one sex only.
having only male or female organs in one individual, as an animal or a flower.
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Origin of unisexual

First recorded in 1795–1805; uni- + sexual

OTHER WORDS FROM unisexual

u·ni·sex·u·al·i·ty, nounu·ni·sex·u·al·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for unisexual

unisexual
/ (ˌjuːnɪˈsɛksjʊəl) /

adjective
of or relating to one sex only
(of some organisms) having either male or female reproductive organs but not both

Derived forms of unisexual

unisexuality, noununisexually, adverb
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Scientific definitions for unisexual

unisexual
[ yōō′nĭ-sĕkshōō-əl ]

Having the sex organs of only one sex; not hermaphroditic. Used of organisms.
Having stamens and pistils in separate flowers borne on the same plant; diclinous. Used of flowers.
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