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Having stamens and pistils in separate flowers: a diclinous plant.

[di- + Greek klīnē, bed, couch; see klei- in Indo-European roots + -ous.]

di′cli′ny (dī′klī′nē) n.


(ˈdaɪklɪnəs; daɪˈklaɪ-)
1. (Botany) (of flowering plants) bearing unisexual flowers
2. (Botany) (of flowers) unisexual. Compare monoclinous
ˈdiclinism n
dicliny n


(ˈdaɪ klə nəs, daɪˈklaɪ-)

(of a plant species, variety, etc.) having the stamens and the pistils in separate flowers.
[1820–30; di-1 + Greek klin(ē) couch, bed + -ous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.diclinous - having pistils and stamens in separate flowers
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
monoclinous - having pistils and stamens in the same flower
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