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Variant of dioecious.
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(Botany) a variant spelling of dioecious
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or di•e•cious(daɪˈi ʃəs)
(esp. of plants) having the male and female organs in separate and distinct individuals; having separate sexes.
[1740–50; < New Latin Dioeci(a) a Linnaean class of plants having this feature]
di•oe′cism (-sɪz əm) n.
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