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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.
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(ˈdaɪklɪnəs; daɪˈklaɪ-)
1. (Botany) (of flowering plants) bearing unisexual flowers
2. (Botany) (of flowers) unisexual. Compare monoclinous
ˈdiclinism n
dicliny n
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(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]
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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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The results are showed that Yanshanzaofeng' was diclinous with polycarpous compound pistils axile placentas and commonly two anatropous ovules in each loculament.
Variation in floral sexuality of diclinous Aralia nudicaulis (Araliaceae).
A similar explanation has been offered recently for diclinous Hebe in high elevation habitats (Delph 1990b), for gynodioecious Nemophila in sand dune habitat (Ganders 1978), and for diclinous Schiedea in dry habitats (Weller et al.