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Variant of dioecious.
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(Botany) a variant spelling of dioecious
diˈeciously adv
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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′cious•ly, adv.
di•oe′cious•ness, n.
di•oe′cism (-sɪz əm) n.
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Date palm is a diploid (2n=36), perennial, monocoty- ledonous and diecious plant in family Arecaceae which comprises of 183 genera and 2600 species (Dowson, 1982; Dransfield et al., 2008).
Colonies are diecious and reproduce sexually, allowing for rapid and broad dispersal within a river, lake, or estuary.
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.