dioecism


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di·oe·cious

also di·e·cious  (dī-ē′shəs)
adj.
Biology Having the male and female reproductive organs, especially flowers, on different individuals.

[From New Latin Dioecia, former class name : di- + Greek oikiā, a dwelling; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

di·oe′cism (-sĭz′əm) n.
di′oe′cy (-sē) n.

dioecism

(daɪˈiːsɪzəm)
n
the condition of being dioecious
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Oysters of the genus Crassostrea are characterized by the coexistence of protandric sex change, dioecism, and hermaphroditism.
Others think that dioecism may have evolved from distyly, hence leading