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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Taxonomic significance of monoecism and dioecism in the genus Chara.
Temporal dioecism, systematic breadth, associated traits and temporal patterns.
Oysters of the genus Crassostrea are characterized by the coexistence of protandric sex change, dioecism, and hermaphroditism.