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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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Dioecy and herbivory: the effect of growth rate on plant defense in Acer negundo.
The evolution of hermaphroditism from dioecy in crustaceans: selfing hermaphroditism described in a fourth spinicaudatan genus.
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Nevertheless, its wide distribution contrasts with dioecy, requiring pollen transfer between different individuals and is generally associated with rarer woody plants, typical of late stages of succession (Ackerly, Rankin-De-Merona, & Rodrigues 1990; Ibarra-Manriquez & Oyama 1992, Oliveira-Filho & Ratter, 1995).
Functional dioecy and moth pollination in Cabralea canjerana subsp.
Evolution of dioecy in Echinocereus coccineus: relative influence of pollinators, resources and elevation over multiple spatial scales.
The South American radiation of Lepechinia (Lamiaceae): phylogenetics, divergence times and evolution of dioecy.
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.
In similar lines, Bir Bahadur (1968) documented three types of flower sex in the members of Rubiaceae--heterostyly, dioecy and hermaphroditic or gynodioecy.