monecious


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mo·ne·cious

 (mə-nē′shəs)
adj.
Variant of monoecious.

monecious

(mɒˈniːʃəs)
adj
1. (Botany) a variant spelling of monoecious
2. (Biology) a variant spelling of monoecious
moˈneciously adv

mo•noe•cious

or mo•ne•cious

(məˈni ʃəs)

adj.
1. having the stamens and the pistils in separate flowers on the same plant.
2. having both male and female organs in the same individual; hermaphroditic.
[1755–65; < New Latin (Linnaeus) Monoeci(a) name of the group of monoecious plants (Greek mon- mon- + oîk(os) house + New Latin -ia -ia) + -ous]
mo•noe′cious•ly, adv.
mo•noe′cism (-sɪz əm) mo•noe′cy, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.monecious - having male and female reproductive organs in the same plant or animalmonecious - having male and female reproductive organs in the same plant or animal
References in periodicals archive ?
In general, organisms are classified as diecious (two houses) if male and female reproductive organs are in separate individuals, and monecious (one house) if both types of organs are in one individual, as is the case for earthworms.
Unfortunately he was a worm, monecious surely, but in need of another worm.