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mo·noe·ciousalso mo·ne·cious (mə-nē′shəs)
1. Botany Having unisexual reproductive organs or flowers, with the organs or flowers of both sexes borne on a single plant, as in pines and corn (maize).
2. Biology Relating to or exhibiting hermaphroditism; hermaphroditic.
mo·noe′cism (mə-nē′sĭz′əm) n.
mo·noe′cy (-sē) n.
1. (Botany) (of some flowering plants) having the male and female reproductive organs in separate flowers on the same plant
2. (Biology) (of some animals and lower plants) hermaphrodite
[C18: from New Latin monoecia, from mono- + Greek oikos house]
moˈnoeciously, moˈneciously adv
or mo•ne•cious(məˈni ʃəs)
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′cism (-sɪz əm) mo•noe′cy, n.
Having separate male flowers and female flowers on the same plant. Maize and oaks are monoecious plants. Compare dioecious.
A term that indicates that male and female flowers are produced separately, but on the same plant.