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mo·noe·cious

also mo·ne·cious  (mə-nē′shəs)
adj.
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.

[New Latin Monoecia, class name : mono- + Greek oikiā, dwelling; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

mo·noe′cism (mə-nē′sĭz′əm) n.
mo·noe′cy (-sē) n.

monoecious

(mɒˈniːʃəs) or

monecious

;

monoicous

(mɒˈnɔɪkəs)
adj
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

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.

mo·noe·cious

(mə-nē′shəs)
Having separate male flowers and female flowers on the same plant. Maize and oaks are monoecious plants. Compare dioecious.

monoecious

A term that indicates that male and female flowers are produced separately, but on the same plant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.monoecious - having male and female reproductive organs in the same plant or animalmonoecious - having male and female reproductive organs in the same plant or animal
dioecian, dioecious - having male and female reproductive organs in separate plants or animals
Translations
חד-ביתי
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trelawniensis, and it is known that monoecy occurs in Bernardia but not in Lasiocroton (Radcliffe-Smith, 2001; Webster, 1994).
There are about twice as many monoecious (9%) and dioecious (9%) species in the Juan Fernandez Archipelago as there are in angiosperms as a whole (5% and 4% for monoecy and dioecy, respectively; Richards, 1997).