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also di·e·cious  (dī-ē′shəs)
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.


the state of being dioecious
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Biogeographical and ecological correlates of dioecy in the Hawaiian flora.
These results indicate a high level of heterozygosity, which can be related to the plant's dioecy and to the low level of selection in papaya in Kenya.
A simple and reliable way to distinguish between male and female seedlings has long been sought not only for agricultural purposes but also to promote basic date palm studies, which have been hindered by dioecy and long generation times," observed Malek.
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Cryptic dioecy in Consolea (Cactaceae): sex determination and evolutionary implications, p.
The New Zealand geoduck exhibits functional protandric dioecy with all geoducks first maturing males and a significant proportion of individuals changing sex to females as they age (Gribben & Creese 2003).
As pointed out earlier, dioecy offers problems for a switch to animal pollinators because a similar attractant must exist in individuals of both genders, as is most striking in Gnetales.
As a group, molluscs exhibit highly diverse modes of sexual reproduction, ranging from functional, simultaneous hermaphroditism to sequential hermaphroditism, to strict dioecy and genic determination (Coe 1943, Guo & Allen 1994b).
Evolution of dioecy in flowering plants* Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 11: 15-39.
Dioecy is relatively uncommon with only ten genera with this feature (e.